Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crunchy Ulaval Vada ~ Horse Gram Fritters!

When I finally sat down to see what I have for the coming days, I was surprised to note, I had none! I turned to tell the same to Athamma, when she was also getting ready to make something. The other day hubby dear was saying something about allasanda vada and we also were talking about Ulaval or Horse gram vada. This prompted Athamma to soak some horse gram. Well I could not actually go and see what she was doing as the twins were busy trying to show me something. They have improved their vocabulary from two syllable to three. Though Peddu continues to say Baa for Bus, he does say lot of other words. While Chinnu is still so shy to say anything. My Chinnu is such a sweet little one, he is very silent amidst strangers but he is the most naughtiest of all.

While I was still playing with them, Pavani came down with my niece and just then my Athamma was making these vadas. The twins were mighty pleased to lay hands on a dish, as they seem to be fond of trying to eat new things. Though they hardly ever complete it. So the moment they saw my niece, Chinnu took away the plate from me, saying its going to be for "Aackey". The way they hug each other on seeing, you might think its been ages since they met, than the few hours they parted. Three of them go to the same play school and spend the whole day. Yet get very excited on seeing again. We asked what rhymes they learnt, immediately Lucky started with A,B, CD, and Peddu joined the chorus. It looked as if they were singing a big song. Seeing them singing, Chinnu was walking around, slowly joined them and started singing Mummy Daddy I L L you!. We heard what he was singing, when both these little ones stopped. These two were singing on top of their voice, so when they stopped, it was like a lull after a storm. In that silence, we heard the sweet and soft voice of chinnu singing this ILU song, it was so very sweet. He become all shy the moment he realized he was alone singing.

The Vadas that Athamma made, promptly disappeared. So all I could get were these pictures to share!

Soaking time for Horse Gram - overnight / 4-6 hrs
Preparation time : 15 mins

Ingredients Needed:

Soaked Ulaval / Horse Gram/ Kollu - 1 cup
Onions - 1 medium
Green Chilies - 2 nos
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped.
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method to prepare:

Ulaval or Horse gram needs to be soaked overnight or atleast 4 - 6 hrs before cooking.

Then using very little water, grind Horse gram and chillies, to a smooth but not very smooth batter. If you want you can grind red chilies along with it.

Add chopped onions, coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste. Press as vadas and deep fry in hot oil.

Drain on a kitchen towel and serve with spicy chili chutney or tomato sauce.

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21 comments :

jayasree said...

Horse gram vada is new to me. Going to try it soon. Many thanks to ur athamma.

Priya said...

Wow vada with horsegram, completely new to me...crispy vadas makes me hunger..

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry... delicious..

PJ said...

crispy vadas-anytime..definately mouthwatering...

Curry Leaf said...

This is new to me.Looks tasty though

Kitchen Flavours said...

Suprise Weekend Bonanza waiting for you.

viji said...

Nice & healthy vada valli

Bhawana said...

dear new type of vada you made, and for me it is mouthwatering. Looks delicious.

Medhaa said...

kids are so sweet and lovable. Enjoyed the post a lot. This is very innovative vada.

Madhu said...

My fav kind of lentils, never knew one can make vadas with it. Looks very delicious, very healthy vadas.

Vani said...

Love the flavor of horse gram. Fritters are new to me. Nice one, Srivalli!

Uma said...

mmm. looks so crunchy and mouth-watering.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow valli looks so crisp Iknow about ulava charu first time Icame to know about ulaval vada nice thanks for the recipe

karuna said...

vadas look hot and spicy

lakshmi said...

baa for bus is not all that bad you know - my brother used to say faint for front! :D tho thweet chinnu. i have a question though, why doesn't anybody leave comments on the most interesting part of your post?

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your comments...

Lak, heheh...I am happy you do!..:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds to be healthy. Will try it soon. YUM!

Varsha Vipins said...

Valli..luks so yummyy..n ur post abut ur sweeties ws soo cute..i ws really touched..:)..btw I am planning to post some fritters too..

Jayashree said...

Enjoyed reading about your lil ones. My daughter too starts with ABC as soon as I ask her to sing a rhyme.
Btw, horse gram vada is something I've never tried before. It looks very crunchy. Bookmarked!!!

Divya Kudua said...

Such a nice description of the twins' and I absolutely loved reading through it..!!vadas with horse gram is something new and they look so pretty!!

Roochi said...

This vada is new to me.. I would love any dish with horsegram... so crispy it is

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