Thursday, November 29, 2018

Malvani Kakdi Vade/Malvani Cucumber Vada

Malvan is a town in Sindhudurg district on west coast of Maharashtra, and this town have its own cuisine which is fondly called as Malvani cuisine. Its a standard cuisine of South Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa. Malvani cuisine is dominated with non vegetarian dishes however many delicious vegetarian dishes do exists. My today's recipe is a fabulous dangerously addictive fried breads or pooris whatever you want like calling is an interesting dish i grabbed from Suma's Space. And this kakdi vade calls for grated cucumber with usual flours and spices we often use in our daily cooking. These kakdi vade are served along with a non vegetarian curry which have their important part in most of festivals especially in weddings among the Malvani community. Usually the flours used in this vade are prepared by toasting the dals and rice, which is later powdered for making this vade. If you have all the flours in your pantry, trust me you can dish out this vade in less time easily at home.

Kakdi Vade, Cucumber Vada

These crispy Kakdi vade are going to be a part of this  month's Shh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel, we are cooking from Maharashtra cuisine as this month's theme. We are exploring each regions of India and we, the fellow bloggers shares secretly our ingredients to cook a dish which will be mysterious ingredients for others and the best part is to guess the ingredients. Every month we are having loads of fun to guess other's secret ingredients,dont forget to ping me if you want to join this group. I have been paired with Sharanya sis of Sara's Tasty Buds, she gave me besan and coriander leaves. Since i have already posted about the popular Kothimbir vadi i looked for something interesting to cook with these two ingredients. Finally i landed to Suma's space and prepared this Kakdi vade with my secret ingredients. Dont forget to make these vadas as they are seriously addictive, you just cant stop munching them;

Maharashtrian Kakdi Vada, Cucumber vade

Recipe Source: Suma
1/2cup Rice flour
1/4cup Chickpea flour
1/4cup Urad dal flour
1/2cup Grated cucumber
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Chilly paste
1tbsp Hot oil
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
Oil for frying

Take the flours,grated cucumber, chopped coriander, ginger paste, chilly paste and hot oil in a bowl, knead everything as a dough.

No need of adding water, the moisture from the cucumber is quite enough to knead everything as a stiff dough.

Divide the dough as small portions. Grease a plastic sheet and pat a dough ball with your fingers as medium sized disc.

Kakdi Vada, Malvani Kakdi Vade

Continue the same process with the remaining dough.

Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying, once the oil is hot, gently remove the disc from the sheet and drop them to hot oil.

Fry the discs in small batches.

Fry on both sides until they turns golden brown.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Serve warm.

Kakdi Vada, Cucumber Vade


Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

So easy to make and am sure kids too will definitely love to crunch on this yummy Vada 😊

Punam Paul said... Reply To This Comment

Winters has just started and fries are always a demand in family in this season. Your Malvani Cucumber Vada is a new recipe and will surely try.

Priya Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, these look so perfect! I wish I could grab one of those vadas straight off the screen! Never knew you could use cucumber in vadas, btw!

Lathiya said... Reply To This Comment

The cucumber vada looks so crispy and crunchy..awesome use of the ingredients dear...perfect tea time snack

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I've not heard of kakdi vade, but then that's what these challenges do, introduce us to new recipes. The vape look so crisp and tempting. I would just enjoy them on their own. Fab share for the theme Priya.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

This is very interesting, especially with an ingredient like cucumber... the kakdis look so crispy, I am sure these were so addictive!

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting recipe, Priya ! almost like Bangalore's Nipattu. but made with Cucumber...

Prathima Shivraj said... Reply To This Comment

Flavor full n different from regular ones.. Sounds yum with cucumber... Must try to munch on.. Definitely dis dish made this month theme more interesting

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

They look nice and crunchy.. I love namkeen snacks for munching.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tasted these but they look super delicious..

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Cucumber vade wow! Something new for me. Looks really addictive. perfect with a cup of tea or coffee in this cold weather.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Kakdi vada is new to me I had heard of komdi vada. But these are delicious and like you say addictive too.

Vidya Narayan said... Reply To This Comment

You kept us guessing till the very last minute. Loved the recipe and the whole time I kept thinking these are kombdi vades which is another Malvani classic. This one is super with the addition of cucumbers. Best snack with tea.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

Kakdi vade is new to me and the process looks similar to kombdi vade. The vade have turned out very delicious and perfectly cooked.

Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

I was waiting for the recipe since you posted the pic in the guessing game. A snack like this is just what I need with my hot cuppa on a cool winter evening.

Ashima Goyal Siraj said... Reply To This Comment

I have never come across cucumber vadas! This is new to me and something I am sure I will try soon :-) Just a question, did you squeeze out the water from the cucumbers after grating? I know the recipe says that the moisture from cucumber helps to knead the dough, but I just wanted to make sure if you used all the water from grated cucumber or squeezed them first and then added that water little by little.

Thank you for sharing!

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

The kakdi vade look absolutely crunchy and super tempting Priya ! Perfect tea time treats.

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

This is something new to me, I am tempted to try this. They look delicious.

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Cucumber in a vada is just impossible to guess. Interesting recipe. I am sure my kids will enjoy it.

Sharanya palanisshami said... Reply To This Comment

vada looks so crispy and i want to make it ............

Poornimacookbook said... Reply To This Comment

This recipe is new to me, but looks crispy. Want to give it a try.

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Cucumber in vada is such an unusual combo. Looks very interesting. Easy to prepare too

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super crispy and tempting..

Sujata Shukla said... Reply To This Comment

I was surprised at how easy this exotic sounding recipe actually is! Totally new to me, I had not thought of vada from cucumber! It must be very crisp and tasty! Must try!

mildly indian said... Reply To This Comment

Crunchy crispy vadas look perfect for tea time. Yum!!
I can't wait to get back and try this but showed my mil and she was quite happy, it had her favourite ingredients.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..never new cucumber could be used this way...

Sasmita said... Reply To This Comment

These are looking so crispy and delicious. use of cucumber is quite interesting for me here !