A yummy truly Tamilian recipe to share with you all.....My hubby's most favourite starter , first placed order in any restaurant in Tamilnadu.

For Vadai :


Urat dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Jeera - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1


1) Soak dal in water for 1 hour.Grind it without water , if watery add 2 tsps of rice or besan flour.
2) Add chopped onion and green chillies with less salt to the batter .Mix well and smear ur hands with oil,make small balls ,flatten and deep fry them.

For Sambar : 


Toor dhal - 1 cup
Pearl onion - 1/4 cup chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped


Tomato - 1
Roasted gram/Pottukadalai - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tsp


Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin  - 1/2 tsp
Urat dal - 1 tsp
Onion - few chopped
Curry leaves - few
Green chillies - 2
Coriander leaves - 1 handful
Asafoetida- few tsp


  1. Pressure cook onions, tomatoes, dal with sufficient water .Cook for 6-7 whistles and then mash the dal well.
  2. Add the grind masala with little water to the dal .Add salt to it and mix it well.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, methi seeds, cumin , urat dal .When it splutters, add the finely chopped onion , curry leaves and finally add this to the dal.Add asafoetida.
  4. Mix well and cook for 5 min. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

For Sambar Vadai :

Serve Vadai's soaked in Sambar with few Karaboondhi garnishing.

Linking it with Vegan Thursday 


Shobana Vijay said...

I really liked the way you have prepared.

prethika said...

Finger licking yummy sambar vada's ...lovely presented sis superb

hotpotcooking said...

Love this sambhar vadai, a different version of sambhar

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

delicious sambhar vadai

Unknown said...

Yummy and tasty sambar vadai :)

Asiya Omar said...

Super preparation, nice clicks.

Unknown said...

omg mouthwatering sambhar vada , tempting me !!

divya said...

yummy sambar vadai...

Priya Suresh said...

Feel like inviting myself to ur place Shama, sambar vadai is just irresistible.

Unknown said...

The sambhar looks very tempting.

Priya Anandakumar said...

Totally irresistible sambar vadai love it...

Sona said...

looks delicious and yummy...

Eat n Eat little More said...

sambar vada is always my fav! love to have a full fledged breakfast with idlis and vadas n sambhar :)

Unknown said...

Yummy vada.. Love to enjoy as a breakfast..