Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PullaVada/Pumpkin Vada

This is a recipe post by one of my friends V.She won the first prize in a contest held in a community we're a part of.I asked her if I could post it in my blog and she agreed....Thanks V....and here's the recipe in her words....

Pulla Vada maa intlo it is one of the favorite snack.Pumpkins vorlo ninchi vasthey chaalu, compulsary ga ee snack cheyalsindhey!It is very easy and does not require much time to prepare.

  • Par boiled Rice/ Idli Rice- 1 cup
  • Coconut - 2 spoons
  • Tamarind - A very small piece
  • Red chillies - 6 to 7 depending on taste
  • Jeera - 1 spoon
  • Soaked Channa dal - 2 spoons
  • Mustard seeds and curry leaves for tempering
  • Coriander leaves - few sprigs
  • Salt - to taste

  • Wash and soak raw rice in warm water for couple of hours. Drain.
  • Chop pumpkin into 1 inch piece and soak them in boiling water for 2 minutes (Just to soften the pumpkin)
  • Soak channa dal and keep aside.
  • Grind the rice, pumpkin, red chillies, jeera, coconut, tamarind, salt into fine paste by adding very little water. Pindi thick ga vundali. Jaaruga vunthey vada asalu raadu..appudu kodiga rice flour add chesukovali.(The batter/dough should be a little thick...if its thin add a little rice flour.)
  • Heat oil. do the tempering with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add it along with coriander leaves and channa dal to the dough.
  • Heat oil in a deep dish.
  • Take a plastic sheet or wax paper. Apply little oil. Take some dough and pat it flat to half a cm thickness.
  • Deep fry the flattened vada in the oil and remove when it turns golden brown.
  • Suggested Serving: Kobbari pachadi.
  • Can also be roasted instead of deep frying(make them thin)


Andhra Flavors said...

its new to me, vada with pumkin.
even those looks delicious.

sahiti said...

Recipe is not clear. can you please specify the quantity of pumpkin to be used? it is difficult to follow for non- telugu people.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

thanks for dropping by my page Bhagi. you have a wonderful blog here and simply loved the idea of combining eggplant for egg curry. will definitely try that out. hope to see you around more often :-)

Bhagi said...

thank you for pointing out about the pumpkin......'ll ask her and update the post.

Bhagi said...

Sayantani,Thanks for the lovely words....do try and let me know how u like it....

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