Last week , we had Masala Vadai for snack . I had some left over batter in the fridge . Wished to make a quick breakfast the other day , i wanted to make idli accompanied by sambar . But suddenly , thought of Vada curry and made this for idli . It tasted great .


For Vadai :


Channa dal - 1 cup

Green chillies - 3 nos

Curry leaves(chopped) as required

Salt to taste

Onion(chopped) - 1 (big)

Ginger - small piece 

Garlic - 3 cloves(optional)

Jeera - 3 tsps


1) Soak channa dal in water for 1 - 2 hrs.

2) Grind channa dal coarsely with ginger and garlic,Salt.Grind without water,add less if required.

3) Tranfer batter to a vessel.Add chopped onion,green chillies,curry leaves and jeera.Mix them well.

4) Make small balls and flatten them. Spear your hand with oil and flatten them.

5) Mean while heat oil in a kadai.Once heat,deep fry vadas.Fry them till colour turns golden brown.
Serve hot with chutney .

For curry :

Onion - 1 sliced

Tomato - 2

Mustard and Jeera - 1 tsp each

Salt to taste

Sambar powder - 2 tsps

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Jeera powder - 1 tsp

Coconut milk - 1/2 cupCurry leaves


1) Heat oil in a kadai . Once hot , add mustard , jeera and curry leaves . Then , saute onion till tender .

2) Next, add tomato finely chopped and saute till thick gravy with all the spice powders and salt .

3) Meanwhile , fry vadai's and keep aside.

4) Add coconut milk to the gravy and all it to boil .

5) Once it starts to boil,simmer to slow flame and add the vadais to it . Cook for 5-10 minutes till it becomes soaked with the gravy.

Garnish with coriander leaves . Serve hot with Idli / Rice.


Divya A said...

I have tasted this recipe in my school days from one of my friend's lunch box while sharing.. Makes me remember those beautiful days :) Thanks for the recipe:)
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Yum and Spicy!

Spice up the Curry said...

this dish looks really very good. nice recipe.

Tina said...


Hema said...

Love this curry with dosas..

Akila said...

wow this looks great...

Priya Suresh said...

Fingerlicking kuzhambu,my kind of food.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

thats looks fantastic. yummy curry.

Savi-Ruchi said...

Love to bite on them now :)

Shanthi said...

Oh my! These look very much tempting and look so good

Rekha said...

very tempting and fingerlicking kulambu.. happy to follow u.. Hope u'll drop by n join my space too!!


Raks said...

superb looking kuzhambu! Looks so so tempting, feeling hungry seeing this :)