Thayir Vada

Simple and tasty Thayir (Curd) Vadas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 people



  • Wash the black gram well and soak it in water for about 11/2 hrs.
  • Grind it to a thick paste.
  • Add salt, peppercorns and asafoetida and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Take a small plastic sheet of paper and place a small ball of the paste on it.
  • Tap it well into a round flat shape and make a small hole in the middle as well.
  • Drop this vada into the boiling oil and fry, till it turns golden brown.
  • Once the vadas are made, drop them in plain cold water for a minute.
  • Meanwhile, grind together grated coconut, green chillies and curry leaves into a thick fine paste.
  • Mix together the above paste with the curd along with salt.
  • Add seasoned mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves into it and mix well.
  • Remove the vadas from the plain water and drop them in the curd mixture.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
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Response (1)
  1. s
    s s February 26, 2007

    i tried it n it turned out well…but i found it very hard to shape it out over a i pour a scoop of batter into the oil n made a hole in the centre with the tip of a spoon..any easy tips??

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