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Vada Masala Gravy ——- I ( Vada Kuzhambhu)

Ingredients

  • Tamarind – 1 small pcs ( New tmrd lemon size)
  • Gingelly oil- 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder a pinch

For Masala paste

  •  Cloves   – 6
  • Elaichi  – 6
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick – ½ “ – ¾ “stick
  • Coconut – 1 nos
  • Gingelly oil- ½  tbsp

Fry and ground the masala into thick paste using water

For Vada

  • Gram Flour – 200 gms
  • Rice flour    – 60 gm
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder– 2 tsp
  • Onion  – 1 nos ( finely chopped and fried)
  • Gingelly oil- ½  tbsp
  • Masala paste  – ½ of the above portion
  • Hing            – 1pinch

Add the masala paste to above mixture and make small balls. Fry till golden brown.

For Dry powder

  • Channa Dal- 2 tsp
  • Urid dal   – 2 tsp
  • Pepper corns -1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 4tsp
  • Red chillies – 12 nos
  • Gingelly oil- ½  tbsp
  • Hing            – 1pinch

Roast the each one separately and powder it.

For Seasoning

  • Tur Dal     -1 tsp
  • Fenugreek – ½ tsp
  •  Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves- 1 string
  • Red Chilly – 10 no (make it two pcs)

For Garnishing

  • Cilantro/ coriander-1 tbsp (finely chopped)

Method

  1. In a Kadai, add Oil and seasonings one by one allow it to splutter.
  2. Add the onion and balance masala paste. Fry till raw smell is gone.
  3. Meanwhile make a paste of tamarind with 2 glass of water.
  4. Add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder, salt and hing.
  5. Close the kadai with the lid, wait till the gravy reduce to half.
  6. Now add the grounded powder to make the gravy thicker. Now switch off the stove.
  7. Add the fried vadas when the gravy is hot.

Serve hot and garnish with cilantro.

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