Monday, March 19, 2012

Karuppu Uzunda Vadai/ Black Urad Dhal fritters

If you are a regular read to my blog, you should have read this post about Uzunda Vadai already in my blog. It's a typical South Indian snack made with urad dhal. This is exact the same version of vadai, made with same lentils.  So, now this is the question,what's the difference between these two vadas?  The only difference is,  in this vadai I have used the lentils along with the husk/ skin.  Black Urad dhal by it self is considered to be healthy,when it's used along with the husk/skin  it's considered to be much more healthier.


I couldn't find any particular source or link to show the health benefit of these pulses but I have heard lots of  benefits through our grandmas and great grandmas . Not just my grandma, from many others too.  So when there is more than one source of information makes the same point,  the information might be right to some extent. Do you agree?

Here are few benefits of these lentils to my knowledge.  Apart from being a great source of energy, these lentils when used along with the husk known to reduce the risk of diabetes. It strengthens the bones, it prevents the thinning of bones due to ageing.  Mostly our grandmas mention that this strengthens the hip part for women,which means it avoids backache in women.  Regular consumption of these lentils strengthens your backbones.  Generally the best way to have these lentils is as a porridge,  but today I have used these for vadai's.  It may not look very appetizing,  but the flavours are right there,of course along with all the goodness.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes+ soaking and grinding time
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes about 20 vadai's

Ingredients:
Black urad dhal with skin- 150 gm (soaked in water for minimum of 8 hours or overnight )
Rice- 1 tbsp ( soaked in water for 2 hours )
Ginger- 1/4 inch ( finely chopped )
Black pepper corns- 8 to 10
Small onion- 3 finely chopped
Curry leaves- 5 to 6 leaves roughly chopped
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method:
Grind the soaked lentils and rice in a grinder by adding very little water.  Once it looks like a semi coarse paste, remove it from the grinder.  Add salt and beat well.  The batter should not be too watery or too fine.  It should resemble a thick batter and lightly coarse paste.  After two hours, mix the pepper,onion, ginger and curry leaves to the batter and beat well again.  If you are not using immediately, keep it in the refrigerator and take it out 1/2 an hour before using it.
To make the vadai:
Heat the oil for deep frying in a heavy bottom kadai.  Wet your palms in water,  take a small amount of batter, roll it out like a ball and place it in your palm. Dip your finger in water and make a small hole in the middle.  Gently drop it in the hot oil.  You'll notice oil bubbling around the edges of the vadai. ( Keep the flame in medium to low if the oil is too hot.  If the oil is too hot, it might quickly become brown in the outside and remains uncooked in the inside). After a minute turn the vada to the other side.  Once the bubbling of oil slows down or stop, take it out.  Serve immediately with Coconut chutney.

Note:
Incase if you are having heartburns during pregnancy, avoid this.  Instead you can have it after delivery, since it strenghtens the back bones.

Linking this post with Indian Food Palooza, Only South Indian, Evening Snacks Recipes, Healthy Morsels- Pregnancy, I'm the star, Bon Vivant- Savoury Items, Hot and Spicy Treat- Festive FoodComfort Food.

57 comments:

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!tempting pic!!healthy vadai!!lovely presentation!

Usha Srikumar said...

A very healthy version of regular ulundhu vadai.

In fact in temples like Tirupathi Black ulundhu is only used to make the prasadam-the famous vadai.

Angie's Recipes said...

Delicious! And the photos are almost edible!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Wonderful clicks so wonderful that unable take my eyes off..n so lip smacking vadas..

Mélange said...

Classic captures there Mymoonah..I loved all of them..Nice recipe too !

Paaka Shaale said...

Yummy recipe!!! I loved all the photographs. The mortar and pestle in the background looks very rustic. I want one like that :)

Raji said...

The vadais look absolutely mouthwatering. Stunning pics as always.

Resh said...

wow...looks so yummy...thanks for linking it to my event ;)

Farah said...

lovely recipe! lovely twist!

Amy said...

they look so delicious....we call it 'ulundu vadei' in Sri Lanka & one of our favourites.But I havent try it at home.Thanks for the recipe....& thanks for linking with 'Hot & Spicy Treats'

Prathibha said...

very delicious vadai...very healthy n tasty snack

Biny Anoop said...

hey gr8 vadas....i too love these vadas...thx for tellg me the benefits of the husk

Deeksha said...

Looks great. Love the addition of rice.

quinnie said...

i like this kind of vadey..always buy when i go to mamak stall..hehhehe

Priya Sreeram said...

vadais haven't looked as scrumptious as this one before;lovely click ayeesha- slurp

Shobha said...

love the vadas..missing all this yummy food here.

notyet100 said...

Fritters look yum,thank for the info on health benefit,.. :)

Charu Srivastava said...

luks so tempting !!!

Reshmi said...

uzhunnu vada reminds of school days.. now this is more healthy version.. thanx for sharing :)

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Rashida shaikh said...

I am sure it must be tasty with green dip in...

S.Menaga said...

one of my fav flavourful vadai..love ur background!!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Toooooooooooo good!!
The pics are wow! I loved that antique old look with the mortar at the back.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Simply awesome very beautiful clicks dear..

An Open Book said...

i love that kadai you have used, so beautiful. n the fritters..perfect on a rainy day

~ Lopa said...

That looks yumm and i love the picture... very authentic !

indugetscooking said...

The pics look extremely beautiful. The best on your blog, I think. And the vadas are perfectly shaped.

Ramya said...

Cant take my eyes off the clicks and keep cumg back to ur page to have one more look at that yummy vadas:-)

spiceupthecurry.com said...

looks amazing. must be tasting great

Vimitha Anand said...

Beautiful clicks and the fritters look so crunchy and yummy

Ambika said...

I love this vadai! They are offered as prasadam at Srirangam temple and I absolutely adore them. My grandma makes this with lots of black pepper! And you are right, this is so healthy, especially for women!

Malar Gandhi said...

Love it, beautiful display.

Princy Vinoth said...

This has to be tastier because the black urad dal does magic to dosa itself so this must be good!

Suja Manoj said...

Perfect tea time snack,tempting..love the clicks.

Sonia said...

Hi There, The vadas are looking so delightful and appetizing. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. Loved it. I've bookmarked this special recipe of urs and wud love to give it a shot asap. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

Indulge said...

the clicks are very impressive and the vadas are beyond that. Powerhouse of health and protein.
Love Ash.

San said...

Gorgeous vadas with black urad dal. The finish is simply superb. Vada with some chutney mmm mmm mmm.

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

looks very crispy and appetizing ! I have heard about the same goodness about it from my grandmas :)

G.Pavani said...

mouthwatering vada n grt clicks dear..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovely plating.. havent tasted vadas with black urad dhal yet... good one!!
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Az said...

Looks amazing and tempting!

maha said...

this vadas looks really awesome......nice idea..looks just yum...
Maha

Srimathi said...

WOW! when I looked at the vadai's I was just awed. Such beautiful clicks. You soak it in water for 8 hrs or over night, that is interesting because I have not done past 5 hours. Looks like the outside looks crunchy.

Radhika @ Just Home Made said...

Your karuppu Uzhundu vadas look perfect!
Beautiful take on the regular uzhundu vada.. Using whole urad dal is so much healthier.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

These look so delicious!

Follow foodie said...

Amazing photography
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Shema George said...

u make everything look so perfect..love your pictures....vada is very tempting..wish i cud get a bite
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Pari said...

Wonderful clicks dear, I can savour the vadas through them. Thanks for sending it to 'Only'.


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Sumee said...

Wow.. Didn't know we could use whole urad.. I have some lying in pantry.. prbly should try this.. Nice clicks. THx for linking up Ayeesha

Jyoti said...

I have never been able to get the consistency of the batter right.. Never get that whole in the middle ;-(

Farah said...

lovely work! there's an award waiting for u at my space mymoonah ...:)

Helene Dsouza said...

I had seen vadai somewhere but I never knew what they were called, thanks to u I know now. I was actualy asking my husband some time back about those after that I forgot about them. I am glad to have found your recipe!

easyfoodsmith said...

Through your lens, you make the dish look even more tempting than it already its! Delicious post dear.

Maayeka said...

delicious snack..loved your rustic look very much..
Anjana

Kitchen Flavours said...

Vada look very delectable...love that rustic kadai too....

Archana said...

Wow what a lovely picture and a tasty treat.

Dr.Sameena said...

Love vadas...beautiful clicks cear...:)

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Rasi said...

its taken me a long time before i could come & check out this lovely post.. I love this absolutely.. they have turned out perfect & very creative clicks.. Thanks for linking :)

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