Saturday, October 17, 2015

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                                                        NAVARATHRI - DAY 5 (She is called Sarvamangala)

I have always made Ulundu vadas, making the batter with the grinder. But have seen many make with the blender too. I tried many gimmicks, but I , to be honest, won't say I have succeeded 100%. I was not happy with the result, but I just wanted to make 8-9 vadas. With grinder, this is totally impossible. Though the texture was good, vadas were crisp, but not to my satisfaction. I will still find out from people, correct my mistakes and get back to you again. Or, once, I will make batter with grinder, and show you all the fluffy big vadas I get...
Since this is a Navarathri Neivedhyam series, I just wanted to post this also, did not want to leave a gap. ok?

                                                            Urad dhal - 3/4 cup, soaked for 2 hours
                                                             Rice - 1 tbsp, soaked with urad dhal
                                                                        Green chillies - 3
                                                                    Ginger - a small piece
                                                                      Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
                                                                    Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
                                                                          Curry leaves
                                                                           Salt to taste
                                                                    Oil to fry the vadas

                                                     Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Snacks
                                                     Prep time: soaking - 2 hrs; Cooking time : 15 mts

                                                                         Yields 8-9 vadas

                                   Soaked and drained Urad dhal, refrigerated for 1 hour

Ginger, salt, hing powder and green chillies pulsed in the small blender

Urad being ground, with just 1 tsp of cold water..scarape the sides, and if need be, just add 1 tsp of water 2-3 times.

In the end, add the pulsed green chillies paste too.

Mix well,  and for 5 minutes, gently beat the batter with hands so that air will go in and it will make the batter fluffy. Now add the curry leaves and pepper powder and mix well.

Heat oil, when it is nicely hot, take a ziploc, grease it with water, take a ball of the batter, flatten it, make a hole in the center and drop into oil.

Vadas being cooked

All ready!! 

* Always the best way to chk whether batter is in right consistency is, take a bowl of water, take a small portion of the batter and drop it, it should float and not drown.
*Somehow I felt, the batter was not fluffy like the grinder-ground batter.
*So, I made some as vadas and some as bondas.
*But vadas had not drunk oil, they were very crisp, and very tasty too.
*Unless they are perfect, I am not satisfied...that's it!!



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