Pottukadalai vadai, Easy vadai recipes

Pottukadal vadai | Instant vadai recipe made using pottukadalai| chutney dal, easy to make crispy snack, recipe with full video and step by step pictures. Generally we make ulundu vadai or masala vadai by soaking dals and grinding it into a batter. This pottukadalai vadai is an instant one which doesn't needs any soaking, just grind the chutney dal and make the vadai. This is similar to the pattanam pakoda i posted some time back. If you have guests at home suddenly or if you crave for a deep fried snack on a rainy day evening, then this vadai is a perfect one for that.
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Pottukadalai vadai
Pottukadalai vadai

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 17 small vadais
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category:Snack
  • Description: Pottukadal vadai | Instant vadai recipe made using pottukadalai| chutney dal, easy to make crispy snack, recipe with full video and step by step pictures
     Pottukadalai | chutney dal  1/2 cup
     Rice flour  2 tblsp
     Green chili  2
     Garlic  3 cloves
     Curry leaves  few
    Coriander leaves  few
    Onion  1
    Carrot  1
    Salt  as needed
    Oil  for deep frying

Method :

  • Grate the carrots and finely chop the onions.
  • Powder 1/2 cup of pottukadalai | chutney dal into a fine powder.
  • No need to roast this.
  • In a mortar and pestle, crush the 2 green chili and 3 cloves of  garlic into a coarse paste.
  • You can use a mixie too.
  • In a wide bowl, add the ground chutney dal powder.
  • Add in 2 tblsp of rice flour. 
  • Add the crushed the chili garlic. 
  • Add in the carrots and onion.
  • Add little salt.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Sprinkle water little by little and make a tight dough.
  • Take lemon sized dough and flatten it. 
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • You can store the remaining dough in the refrigerator and make vadais later too.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once it is hot, bring to medium flame. 
  • Slowly put the vadais into the oil.
  • Cook on both sides on medium flame.
  • Once it becomes golden brown on both sides, take them out.
  • Drain excess oil in a kitchen towel. 
  • Repeat this for the remaining dough.
  • The vadai stayed crispy even after few hours.
Notes:
  1. Do not add more water, just sprinkle to make a tight dough.
  2. You can add few fennel seeds and a small piece of ginger while crushing the chili and garlic.
  3. You can replace carrots with beetroot or cabbage too. Also you can add finely chopped capsicum too.
  4. Pottukadalai vadai | Instant vadai is a quick party snack.
    

                    Video of how to make instant vadai


Method with step by step pictures :

  • Grate the carrots and finely chop the onions.
  • Powder 1/2 cup of pottukadalai | chutney dal into a fine powder.
  • No need to roast the pottukadalai.
  • In a mortar and pestle, crush the 2 green chili and 3 cloves of  garlic into a coarse paste.
  • You can use a mixie too.
  • In a wide bowl, add the ground chutney dal powder.
  • Add in 2 tblsp of rice flour. 
  • Add the crushed the chili garlic. 
  • Add in the carrots and onion.
  • Add little salt.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Sprinkle water little by little and make a tight dough.
  • Take lemon sized dough and flatten it. 
  • Repeat this for the rest of the dough.
  • You can store the remaining dough in the refrigerator and make vadais later too.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once it is hot, bring to medium flame. 
  • Slowly put the vadais into the oil.
  • Cook on both sides on medium flame.
  • Once it becomes golden brown on both sides, take them out.
  • Drain excess oil in a kitchen towel. 
  • Repeat this for the remaining dough.
  • The vadai stayed crispy even after few hours.
pottukadalai vadai

Notes:
  1. Do not add more water, just sprinkle to make a tight dough.
  2. You can add few fennel seeds and a small piece of ginger while crushing the chili and garlic.
  3. You can replace carrots with beetroot or cabbage too. Also you can add finely chopped capsicum too.
  4. Pottukadalai vadai | Instant vadai is a quick party snack.

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1 comment:

  1. An unusual recipe, never heard before.
    Will come handy not having to soak. Nice!

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