Sunday, September 11, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:30:00 AM 5 comments
Spinach is practically the equivalent of a multivitamin, with a 40-calorie serving packing an absurd amount of Vitamin K,Vitamin C and Vitamin E, Manganese, Folate, Iron, and Fiber. This leafy plant is also full of protein, B Vitamins, Calcium and Omega-3 fatty acids.
This great spinach is added to the protein rich Urad dhal, and these simple vadas / fritters are made. they are crunchy, crisp, and nutrition augmented with the rich spinach.

Check out my other varieties of vadas posted so far:
1. Vazhaippoo vadas
2. Curd vadas
3. Paruppu vadas
4. Plain Vadas

Urad dhal, washed and soaked for 2 hours - 2 cups
Tightly packed spinach leaves - 2 cups
Green chillies - 6
Ginger - a small piece
Hing / asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry the vadas

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Snacks/ starters
Prep time: Soaking - 2 hrs; others - 10 mts; Grinding: 25 mts; Cooking time: 30 mts

Yields 24 Vadas

the well ground fluffybatter, urad dhal soaked for 2 hours, drained completely, and with minimum water possible....ofcourse, with asafoetida powder, green chillies, ginger and salt. Add salt finally after the batter is ground to a fluffy texture.  The batter can be ground in a blender or grinder according to your convenience. Grinder suits me the best.

chopped spinach added and mixed well

My grand daughter trying to flatten one on  her palm.....trying to follow grandma's footsteps!!!!!!

Oil heated up and vadas getting  fried

drained on a kitchen towel in a colander

Vadas went outdoor immediately for the photo my grandson!!!

Serve these crisp vadas with any chutney of your choice. Picture below shows vadas, coconut chutney and beet root halwa (recipe to follow) served for high tea

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  1. Dear madam, I have been wanting to make keerai vadas. Thanks for posting the same. Sangita Swaminath

  2. Love your pictures! Very pretty! This recipe will definitely be on my list of your recipes to make!

  3. Hi Shilpa and Sangita, thank you so much. Do try out the Vadas and let me know how they came out.

  4. fantastic photos!!! superb recipe!!!

  5. These vadas enriched with spinach suits the background greenery to the T. Perfect outdoor snack to sit and relax amid the picturesque backdrop with a hot cup of steamy coffee!! Yum!! Dreamy enough!


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