Thursday, May 1, 2008

Rasa Vada

I had previously posted about Parippu Vada made with Toor dal. Usually Parippu Vada is made with Channa dal. One popular snack in Kerala is to soak these vadas in hot rasam, allow the vada to soften for a few minutes and have it with a spoon in the same bowl with rasam.

Its been a long time since I had rasa vada. As far as I can remember the last time I had it might have been during my school days. I made these recently when V was working from home.


For vada
Channa dal: 1 cup
Green chilli: 2-3 cut into thin round slices
Onion: 1 medium size, chopped up finely
Curry leaves chopped finely (optional)
Ginger: cut into thin small slices- 2 teaspoons
Salt: to taste
Oil: to deep fry the vadas
Water to soak channa dal


Any rasam powder available in Indian grocery stores or -->Make your own: Roast 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon each of cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds (methi) , mustard seeds, whole black pepper, hing (asafoetida), toor dal, 5 dry red chillies together on medium flame for 1 minute. Powder them in a spice grinder.

Water: Enough to soak the vadas
Salt: to taste
Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves (optional): 2-3 leaves
Dry red chillies: 2
Crushed tomato (optional): 2 tablespoons
Tamarind juice: 1 tablespoon


For making vada:

Soak the channa dal in enough water for at least 5 hours or until the channa dal can be broken into two by using your nails. Drain all the water after soaking. Grind it into a fine paste without any water (it need not be too fine, a little coarse texture doesn't matter). Mix it with the rest of the ingredients for vada, except oil. Take a small ball and shape it to form a small disc as shown in the pictures. Then deep fry in oil until bubbles reduce in the oil.

For rasam:

Heat sufficient water in a vessel for, add crushed tomato, and rasam powder, tamarind juice . Cook the tomatoes well. You may optionally add some garlic cloves to the rasam. Add salt. Switch off when tomatoes are cooked. Heat a little oil in a tampering vessel, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies and wait for mustard seeds to splutter, then add curry leaves and add this tampering to the rasam. Add the vadas to the rasam.

When the vadas are soft, break them using a spoon and have it in the same bowl with rasam.


event gewinnspiel said...

Everybody likes food. So, if there are any new recipe then no speech.
This recipe is interesting. I will take a chance to make this food.

Divya Vikram said...

Wow..looks really yummy.

ranji said...

ooooooooooooooo roopa!!!i had totally forgotten abt this yummy combo...totally love it...thanks for reminding me:).....drool drool!!!

Uma said...

mmm. vadas look so crisp and delicious.

Divya said...

looks yummy!! and seems like you are on a blogging spree..??keep it up..waiting for more!!

easycrafts said...

Have made rasam vada with urad dal vadas...will try this next time..thanks for sharing

kamala said...

This is new to me.But looks yummy and delicious.Thought u r in blog hiatus.Nice to see all recipes

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Roopa said...

event gewinnspiel: Thanks for the comment, do let know how it turns out :)

Divya: Thank you so much for commenting !! :)

Ranji: I too was glad I could make it as I too didnt have it for long time

Uma: Thank you Uma :) There were indeed crisp and when softened in rasam was double tasty :)

Divya: Yes yes I was on a spree yesterday, I still have lot more in my account, didnt finish editing them :) So you see more again son in the coming days:) Thank you for commenting !

Easycrafts: Hey I never tried rasam vada with urad dal vada, thats a nice idea ! Will try it next time I make those:) I usually have urad dal vada soaked in sambar, but will try with rasam, that seems ineresting :)

Kamala: Thank you so much for visiting my blog :) Yes I was quiet in a blogging spree as someone commented above :)) You can see many more as soon as I fnish editing the ones in my account :)

Bonnie: You made my day !! I feel honored for getting this award !! Thanks a lot for letting me know !!

Cham said...

Lovely rasa vada , it has been long time i had it :)

Priya Balchand said...

I love vadai for any reason and this looks mouth watering and yummy.
Check out by blog too for more veg recipes.

Dhivya said...

never heard abt htis!but the vads looks so perfect in shape!!!

Sagari said...

rasam ana vada is a new combination for me looks wonderfullllll

Roopa said...

Cham, Thanks a lot dear! now you can make it at home and relish it whenever you wish right :) I too love it a lot !

Priya: Thank you so much for visiting my blog :) Will surely check out yours :) Yes vadas are one of my favs :)

Dhivya: Thanks dhivya:) This is popular mainly in Kerala. Its easy , you can make it very fast ones you are done making vadas :)

Sagari: Thank you Sagari :) Yes this is a wonderful combination:) Do try it out , iam sure you will enjoy it :)

ntfs datenrettung said...

Nice recepi. Lovely Rasa Vada. Thanks for your post!

ranji said...

congrats roopa on ur blog of the day award!!!:)

Miss Bellevue :) said...

looking interesting..never tasted these..must be yummy:)

Roopa said...

Ranji, Thank you! :)

Miss Bellevue: Yes these are popular in Kerala mostly, with rasam it tastes really good:)

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