Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Karee Vadai (Meat and Lentil Fritter) My Guest Post on Cooking Varieties

This recipe is my guest post on Cooking Varieties.  Actually I was supposed to do this long back ago with any recipe using Winter Squash, since it was really just the time we moved to India, I couldn't make it.  Ms.Wan was really kind and patience with me, I really appreciate that.
Finally when I was ready to do the post, it was just a couple of days before Ramadhan, so I decided to make some Iftar related recipes, so this kari vadai (meat and lentil fritters).  Thank you Ms.Wan for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

Kari Vadai is nothing but fritters made with fritters and lentils.  I have used here Chana dhal which is nothing but yellow split pea.  You can find this in any Indian grocery stores.  This is something which we have for our Iftar with Kanji (Soup).  This vadai can be prepared with uncooked meat also, but I cooked the meat and then used for fritters, since it reduces the cooking time for vadai, aslo you don't have to worry whether the inside is cooked or not and your oil doesn't get spoiled with all the meat fat. Hope you all enjoy this recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Make 15 to 20 vadai's

Ingredients:
Chana dhal (Yellow Split Pea) - 150 g
Boneless lamb- 150 g
Onion- 1 small sized finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Chilli powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp finely chopped
Lemon juice- 1/2 tbsp
Salt as required
Oil for frying

Method:
Soak the chana dhal in water for 2 hours.  Finely chop the lamb pieces and marinate with turmeric, lemon juice, salt and 1/2 tsp of garam masala.  Add oil in a pan, add the meat pieces  and cook  until the meat is completed cooked.   Now grind the chana dhal by adding very little water into a thick coarse paste.  Once the dhal looks coarsely ground, add the meat and grind it again.  Meat should also look like coarse pieces in the dhal.  Now add the spices, salt, onion, chopped coriander leaves and ginger garlic paste.  Mix it well.  Heat oil in a pan to shallow fry, once the oil is hot enough to fry, make patties out of the mixture and drop it in hot oil, keep the flame in medium and cook it on both sides until it looks golden brown in colour.  Serve the hot vadai's with green chutney.


Note:
 To check the oil is hot enough, drop a small amount of mixture in the oil, if it comes bubbling up immediately then the oil is ready to fry.
Also if your mixture doen't hold well and it's too crumbly, add some gramflour or all purpose flour to hold the mixture.

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57 comments:

schmetterlingwords said...

Kari vadai looks very yummy yummy. Can we use minced meat for this? I would really like to try this for Iftar one day. Would taste glorious with Kanji :)

Ruth said...

These look delicious! The lamb and the spices - my mouth is watering!

cik cek said...

Emmm...bestnya...leh dicuba nanti...tq ..tq...kongsi resepi...kak cek amik dulu resepi ek...

Salam ramadhan tuk Ummu Mymoonah sekeluarga...

Anu said...

wow love this combo...yumm...mouth watering

Niru said...

looks delicious...nice snack...

Shanavi said...

Ayeesha, Droolworthy pic..Absolutely tempting, my mom makes the same fritter with shrimp / Prawns..

Tanya said...

Those look delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very crispy and crunchy looking vadais. Amazing preparation.
Deepa

Indu said...

Karee Vadai is something new to me. Looks like a nice and meaty treat.

Junia said...

i saw your guest post there! :D love the fritters - we have something similar in korean cuisine with meat and tofu!

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice one for ramdan. Looks so crunchy nd yum

Vidhya said...

Wow a wonderful twist to traditional vadai.Would definitely try this.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Meat with lentils is such a nice idea...looks very tempting

Shoumi Aslam said...

Ayeesha, looks delicious !!!
Insha Allah .. i will try!!

Jaleela Kamal said...

மிக அருமை

Priya said...

My mom used to make this kari vadai quite often,been ages i had them,soo tempting and incredible..

khushi said...

so lovely vadai.....and congrats for the guest post
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Rinku Naveen said...

Delicious vadai's. Never tried vadas with meat. It sure looks yummy..

Plateful said...

Never tried vada with meat--sounds so yummy! The picture is also tempting me girl!

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Looks so crispy delicious and healthy too.

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

It looks very yummy.


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Sushma Mallya said...

Looks lovely will try this using chicken:)

Prathima Rao said...

Crispy, delicious fritters!!!
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S.Menaga said...

மொறுமொறுப்பான சூப்பர்ர் வடை,அம்மாவும் இப்படிதான் இறால் சேர்த்து செய்வாங்க...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious vadai,luks very tempting...

BeenaShylesh said...

very tasty..looks like parippu vada..i dont like parippu vada much..but i think i will love this

cumin junkie said...

that looks so delectable. Will be sure to try it out.

cardamom junkie said...

yum!!! looks delicious. Will be sure to give it a shot.

Nitha said...

Looks wow... am drooling over this...

saffronstreaks said...

Meat and lentils are a perfect combo, thats why I love kebabs..and these vadas are perfect yummy treat for any ocassion..loved it


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Ramya said...

Vada looks great...I never made with meat, will try soon..

That Girl said...

I was just telling someone else how much I love lentils.

Farwin@CookingitSimple said...

Salams,you've got a great blog.Nice pics.

Zainab said...

Umm Maimoonah! you are doing fab job dear! totally love your kari vadai. Sorry wasnt able to keep in touch, Ramadan keeps me tied up :)

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely post delicious looking vadai looks fabulous

divya said...

looks delicious...nice snack...awesome clicks...

cookingvarieties said...

salam ayeesha. many thanks for your willingness to do guest post for me..
karee vadai is such a delicious fritters and normal visitors plus some new ones came to visit with sweet comments.
you may want to put your final comment to thank them on this on this. thanks again.

Rekha shoban said...

healthy vadai...looks very crispy...perfect with tea!

Ambreen said...

I thought they're kababs, lovely recipe. Yummy looking fritters :)

Kurryleaves said...

looks yummyy....crispy and delicious

Uma said...

Looks crispy. With meat it should be delicious.

Cheers,
Uma

Cooking Creation said...

I'm drooling! These look so goooood!

Raksha said...

these fritters are yummy

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Yummy Kari Vadai.. looks so tempting.. Just the perfect combo eith nonbu kanji..

Thanks for linking it to Iftar Nights..

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Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Hi! I am stopping by from Home Savvy A to Z to return the blog love! I love your blog and have already saved several of your recipes to try in the near future. I am a new follower!

briarrose said...

Tasty and beautiful. Precooking the meat is an excellent idea to cut down on the cook time.

Gloria said...

This look absolutely amazing and special! gloria

Biny Anoop said...

wow dear as usual its a treat to all my senses dear

Ila said...

Looks delicious and tempting :)

Rosita Vargas said...

This look absolutely amazing,an excellent idea,hugs,hugs,

NK said...

Nice appetiser for Iftar.. Will try it soon... Can we use minced meat?

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments.
@NK Yes you can use minced mest, but I prefer using lean minced meat with less fat.

Zareena said...

These look so yummm. A perfect for iftar snacks. Loved this.

Curious Cook said...

this looks like a great snack..ideal for iftar too..:)

Christy Gerald said...

Hi Ayeesha,my hubby's hometown is Tuticorin.This is my first visit here and Luv ur recipes.Visit my foodblog too

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yum combo of lentils and meat...vadai looks delectable......

fooodlovie said...

Tried it at home and it was yummy!!My husband simply adored it!!Thanx a lot aayesha.Sharing it on my blog and fb page..do drop in when you are free:)

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