Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Plantain-Carrot Vada and blogging marathon

When Srivalli announced the week long blogging marathon I was all for it. I missed the month long blogging marathon last month. She's asked us to choose from the 7 themes and I chose to do one from each theme just for the sake of diversity. I'm starting the first day of the marathon with starters.

                             There are a variety of vadas in South India. Masala vada among them is very popular and served as a snack in the evening or appetizers in marriages and other functions. I tried a variation to the normal chana dal, ginger, spice mixture.

1/2 cup chana dal (soak for atleast 3 hrs),
1 plantain (boiled and skinned),
1 carrot, grated.
1/2 inch ginger, skin peeled and chopped.
4 green chillies, cut into 2 pieces each.
3 tbsps cilantro,
1 tbsp mint,
1&1/2 tsp corriander pwd,
1 tsp jeera pwd,
1/2 tsp turmeric,
1/2 medium onion, chopped .
6-8 curry leaves, chopped finely.
Salt to taste,
Oil to deep fry

  • Keep 2-3 tbsp chana dal aside .
  • Make a coarse paste of remaining drained chana dal (make sure that the chana dal has no water in it),cilantro, mint, ginger,chillies, corriander pwd, turmeric, jeera pwd .
  • Mash the boiled plantain and add to grated carrot, chopped curry leaves, salt, the 2-3 tbsps od chana dal kept aside and the coarse chanadal mixture and combine well.
  • Adjust seasonings.
  • Heat oil to deep fry.
  • Make desired shape patties and gently drop into the hot oil and fry till golden brown on medium heat.
  • Serve with any chutney or tomato sauce/ketchup.
  • Enjoy!!!
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Shanavi said...

good loking vadas..Very crispy


Harika baratam said...

Lovely , yummy and different combo love that.

Harini said...

Good variation to the typical vada..

MySpicyKitchen said...

Nice recipe bhagi and love the new look of your blog!

Gayathri Anand said...

Got to know aboout ur blog by blogging marathon ...happy to follow you ...

Gayathri Anand said...

btw., Vada looks so crispy and nice variation ...I am sure kids will enjoy it well...

Unknown said...

too good to have it in the winter.thanks for sharing bhagi.

Minu said...

healthy - with the addition of carrots.
Novel and nice

Santosh Bangar said...


Unknown said...

I have plantain sitting in my fridge...Now I know what to do with looks yummy and tempting!


Champa said...

These look good.

Priya Suresh said...

Vada looks fabulous and irresistible..

Unknown said...

adding carrot to plantain vada is a nice idea looks crisp and yummm...

Tea and Catchup said...

The Vadas look delicious. I have never tried adding plaintain to must add a unique taste to the dish.

Bhagi said...

Thanks Shanvi

Thanks Harika
Tahnks Harini
Thanks Usha
Thanks Gayatri, its a nice way sneak in veggies :)
Thanks Savitha
Thanks Minu
Thanks Santosh
Do try it Smitha
Thanks Champa
Thanks Priya:)
Thanks Rekha
Thanks Mina, do try adding plantain the next time.

Srivalli said...

Bhagi, those vadas look good..I love plantain version a lot..:)

Unknown said...

nice and delicious twist

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

I Love plantain in any form & yours version looks yummy & inviting, but we dont get one here in US, have to wait long time to taste it. .

Rujuta said...

Bhagi...Great crispy looking vadas.. carrot and plantain is very different variation...will def try this
Best Wishes

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very yummy looking vadas. Love to take one. Shall I?

Padmajha said...

What an unusual combo.Must have tasted great.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Crispy Vada!!! Love it with a Cup of Coffee Hot

Pavani said...

Plantain & carrot in a vada, sounds very interesting and delicious. Will have to try soon.

Unknown said...

Bhagi, I wish I lived closer to you place - I am so hungry and seeing the pics of these crispy vadais makes me want to have them NOWWWWWW

Suma Gandlur said...

Masala vadas are my absolute favorite ones and like this healthy touch.

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