Friday, April 22, 2011

Coconut Vada | Coconut Fritters Indian Style

It's been so hot this entire week, you can imagine how hot if 6.30 am looks 10 am. So it's been such a pleasant surprise to have the sudden showers blessing us. Since last night it's been raining and the city dwellers were in for a nice day. Most of them enjoyed the entire day by going out and I am sure it will continue so for couple of days. I dread the hot summer again.

Today being a holiday for the boys, they were out of ideas on how to spend the whole day. Athamma was worried how they will manage their summer vacation that will soon start shortly. Though they look short of ideas, you will be impressed on how they keep themselves so well occupied. Peddu made his breakfast clear saying he wants Appam, while Chinnu wanted Chocos, their latest addiction. Seeing him opt for that, Peddu cancelled his order and wanted the same as his brother.

Konda has thought them to say "Order Order" when they all sit down to eat. Which only happens for couple of dishes. Rest you can either see Athamma running around or me doing the honours of feeding them. They eat themselves only if its appams and when one is done, they will call out Order Order, they even tip me after their meal. So it's kind of fun to see how they go about. 

Coming to recipe today, since it's raining, I thought I might post this deep fried delight. An innovative dish that Athamma thought of and we ended up making it often.

It's made with Freshly grated Coconut with Besan and spices. You can shallow fry it, if you want to avoid the oil. Else it tastes great.


Ingredients Needed:

Fresh Coconut, grated - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Besan / Gram Flour - 3 tbsp
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Fried Gram flour / Putnala podi - 1 tbsp
Ajwain Seeds/ Vamu - 1/4 tsp
Bread Crumbs as required
Corn Flour - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

Method to prepare:

Grate the coconut fresh. Take it in a bowl along with ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, besan, fried gram flour, corn flour and Vamu. Mix well

Sprinkle little water just enough for it to hold together. Divide into equal balls, and flat them into round vadas. Make sure they hold their shape.

Roll these vadas over bread crumbs and deep fry them in hot oil. Remove these are fried on both sides

Notes:

Add just enough water for the mix to hold the shape.
In the pan, add very little oil for the vadas to be immersed and not as you deep fry your regular fritters.
You will feel the crunchy taste of Coconut when you bite into it.


Enjoy your Vadas with a cup of coffee!

Have a great weekend ahead.

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14 comments :

Archana said...

Lovely idea. I have so many coconuts I dont know what to make out of them. this is a definite to do.Thanks.

Vaishali said...

I can't believe I've never had these before. They sound so delicious, Srivalli. My parents would make a fritter with ground-up udad dal and coconut and chillies etc, but I think I'll like your besan version better, partly because it'll be quicker. :)

harini-jaya said...

Never tried this ..more so because we don't get food coconuts (they are often smelly) and we rely on frozen ones:(

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is so cute for them to say "order, order". This is a very new recipe for me. Never heard of coconut fritters before, they sound great :)

Prathima Rao said...

Yummy!!! I have never tasted coconut vadas so far...And looks like i will try this one out real soon!!! Love all ur recipes srivalli...U have a way of making simple yet dishes which are unique & have a special element to it ;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya said...

Soo crispy and fantastic fritters...marvellous!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is very different one. Nice thinking. YUM!

Vcuisine said...

Though not a fan of fried ones now a days, this look unique with its ingredients. Hope kids are doing well. Viji

Shobha said...

Nice and innovative.

jayasree said...

Very innovative. Liked the idea of shallow frying.

Vimitha Anand said...

Coconut vadas. Never tried this before. looks so tempting...

Spice Lover said...

Very innovative and bookmarked. I am sure this will be a treat for the coconut lovers. You have a lovely space. I am a new blogger .. drop by my blog when you get a chance.

Vardhini
http://vardhiniskitchen.blogspot.com

dr.antony said...

Hi Jay
Easter greetings from the land of coconuts!

Mexico in my kitchen said...

I found your blog thanks to Rebecca from "Chow and Chatter". What a gold mine of flavors you have here. I can spend hours reading to all your delicious recipes.

Mely

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