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Keerai vadai recipe | masala keerai vadai

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KEERAI VADAI RECIPE
Keerai vadai |spinach vada can be made with either urad dal or channa dal as we do for masala vadai too. I have nice memories of keerai vadai when i was first introduced to this when i was in 7 th std. There used to be one sweet stall near our house ,run by a mami and her son at their house and during week end evenings they make special snacks like bajji, bonda and one among them was this Keerai sweet. There used to be a board kept outside their house “Today’s special” and we though my mom makes yummy snacks at home we always crazily look forward for this weekend board from the “Ambiees Sweet stall”. One day they have placed a board named “ Keerai vadai” and we were new to this and immediately urged our dad to buy this one before this could get over. And it tasted awesome and couldn’t forget the taste.
So this is the first time i made keerai vadai at home and it turned out yum and stayed soft even after 4-5 hours.
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Keerai-vadai

INGREDIENTS: (YIELDS 10 TO 14 VADAS)

CHANNA DAL 3/4 CUP
TOOR DAL 1/4 CUP
SPINACH 1 CUP(TIGHTLY PACKED)
FENNEL SEEDS 1/8 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
ONION 2
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
RED CHILLI 4-5
CURRY LEAVES 4-5
OIL FOR DEEP FRY

Keerai vadai

METHOD:

  • Soak the channa dal and toor dal for 2 hours.
  • Drain the water and grind this along with red chilli, salt ,fennel seeds and asafoetida.
  • Grind them coarsely. You can add few spoons of water if u need while grinding.
  • Add chopped onions to this and finely chopped and cleaned spinach to this.
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  • Mix it nicely with hands. Take a portion of batter and flatten this with hands. Normally keerai vadai is slightly bigger than the regular masala vadai.
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  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying, when it is hot carefully place the patties to the oil. do not put too much in a batch.
  • Flip it after few minutes and cook in a medium flame.
  • Do not keep the flame too high, the inner side will not get cooked.
  • Do not keep it too low also. It will make the vadai soggy.
keerai vadai step 5 keerai vadai step 6
  • When it turns golden brown colour, drain this in a kitchen towel and enjoy hot with a cup of coffee or tea.
  • We had some left over vadais which we had for dinner along with Curd rice.

Keerai vadai
Note:

  1. This vadai can be made with Urad dal batter too.
  2. For more crispiness add 1 tsp of ghee in the batter after grinding and mix well before frying.

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38 comments

Veena Theagarajan December 10, 2012 - 1:56 am

looks so soft and delicious..
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RENU December 10, 2012 - 2:08 am

it looks so yummy..will eat full………wow nice clicks.

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Arthy Suman December 10, 2012 - 2:43 am

Wow…this vadai looks very crunchy and yummy!

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Nagalakshmi V December 10, 2012 - 3:04 am

tasted and verified 🙂 was delicious!

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prathibha Garre December 10, 2012 - 3:05 am

nice n delicious vadai..looks yumm,we even add amaranth leaves in this vada sometimes.

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anusha praveen December 10, 2012 - 3:16 am

Making it right away.I mean how can i not when the recipe and the pictures are so compellingly delicious?

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GEETHA ACHAL December 10, 2012 - 3:26 am

Wow…Yummy little ones…Pass me some over here…Pics are so tempting…

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Anu December 10, 2012 - 3:42 am

Nice crispy vadas

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Premalatha Aravindhan December 10, 2012 - 3:46 am

nice recipe,never had this type…love to try it.

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APARNARAJESHKUMAR December 10, 2012 - 4:02 am

wow 🙂 amazing ! esp the last picture !

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Chitra December 10, 2012 - 5:06 am

Lovely vadas to munch on.. nice clicks 🙂

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Kalpana Sareesh December 10, 2012 - 5:23 am

woo nice vadas.. hv not tried these at home..bookmarked..

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj December 10, 2012 - 5:44 am

yummy n crispy vada… my all time favorite one… nice clicks akka… make me tempting…
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WeR SAHM December 10, 2012 - 5:46 am

very very tasty n delicious

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Nivedhanams Sowmya December 10, 2012 - 5:51 am

Love the phone in the background – so geeky!!!! and these vadai is looking so picture perfect!!
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RAKS KITCHEN December 10, 2012 - 6:43 am

Vj likes this version only, I have to still try though 🙂 Nice vadais

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Aruna Manikandan December 10, 2012 - 6:56 am

healthy and delicious vadai 🙂

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Shanthi December 10, 2012 - 10:14 am

Nice and crispy vadas. They are always my favourite

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Reshmi December 10, 2012 - 10:14 am

nice and tempting… looking very crispy and apt for teatime
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Vimitha Anand December 10, 2012 - 10:58 am

Awesome clicks. U are getting better day by day. Hot crispy vadas are always welcome

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Shama Nagarajan December 10, 2012 - 11:31 am

delicious and inviting

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lata raja December 10, 2012 - 11:43 am

Looks crisp and wonderful. I just read Shanthi's post and yet another keerai vadai from you! That is reason enough for me to make these!

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divya December 10, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Looks absolutely mouthwatering!!

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Sudha Sabarish December 10, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Nice vadai.Adding spinach is a nice combo.

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Nalini's Kitchen December 10, 2012 - 5:50 pm

keerai vadai looks so crispy and looks so tempting…

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Hema December 10, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Love these vadais, awesome presentation and beautiful clicks..

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Priya December 10, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Prefect crispy vadais, feel like grabbing some.

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Sangeetha December 10, 2012 - 9:51 pm

love keerai vadai, this looks very tempting…lovely presentation!

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Maha Gadde December 11, 2012 - 2:37 am

all time fav..yummy.
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USHA December 11, 2012 - 2:54 am

Wow…super crisp..one of our favourite item..goes perfect with sambar rice and any mixed rice…

Thanks for sharing..Usha
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Julie December 11, 2012 - 3:18 am

healthy twist by adding greens,yummy crisp vadai!!
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Sayantani December 11, 2012 - 1:49 pm

love the crispy outer layer. really awesome with hot cuppa.

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Divya Pramil December 11, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Perfect vadas dear loved the clicks, superb as always 🙂

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mau December 11, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Woww..this ;looks yummy…will definately try this .Thanks for sharing.:-)

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Kaveri Venkatesh December 11, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Very inviting vadas…Lovely clicks

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Janani December 12, 2012 - 4:02 am

yummyyy

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Pavithra Elangovan December 13, 2012 - 1:07 am

MMmm mmmm mmm I am way too tempted to eat this right away for this cold weather.

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Suma Venkat July 2, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Hey!! Tried this vadai recipe today..It was great!! crispy and tasty!! Thanks a lot!! This combination of dals is perfect..

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