Kerala – Spl Vada Curry


Kerala - Spl Vada Curry

Vadas immersed in spicy gravy
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people


For the gravy:

For Vadas:


  • For making vadas: 1)Grind together the ingredients for making vada into a coarse paste.
  • Make small ball shaped vadas of the above paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Deep fry them in oil, till goldern brown.
  • Drain it on the paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  • Transfer the vadas into a water bowl and leave them for an hour in the water.
  • For making the gravy: 1)Heat oil in a pan on low flame.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they crackle, add onions.
  • Stir, till golden brown.
  • Add cumin seeds followed by ginger and garlic and stir well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder.
  • Stir for 15 seconds and add water to the pan along with salt.
  • Transfer the vadas from water bowl onto the palm, press to remove the extra water and add it into the gravy.
  • Leave it for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Add a tbsp of butter into the gravy.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve with Kerala Porotta or Chappatis.
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Response (4)
  1. K
    Kavitha Sundar October 4, 2006

    Very Good & filling. Goes well Idlis too.

  2. M
    Manju February 10, 2005

    lot of work; but very good curry.thanks for the recipe

  3. S
    Sunitha September 25, 2004

    simple and excellent…

  4. R
    Ram November 27, 2004

    try this .. good one with idiappam, vellappam, noolappam

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