Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Baked Thattu Vadai and awards
Hari is a big fan of snacks and as soon as he returns from the office he goes straight to the snack box .If he doesnt find anything interesting he goes really maad.I sometimes wonder how come he is not putting on weight even though he eats so much.People are really gifted and I envy such kind of people unlike me who puts on weight even if I breathe.At the same time I cant keep my mouth shut from munching something.So, I deliberately avoid stacking snacks at my pantry. But how long can one be without having all those . So I thought I will make thattu vadai and by the time I finish grinding all powders I was totally exhausted and heat was getting into me. I had no patience to stand in the kitchen also to fry everything . consequently decided to bake this off and to know the difference made a very few deep fried ones. Surprisingly, Hari was not able to make out a difference between both the versions. Why deep fry when baked ones is as good as deep fried ones. Truly guilt free indulgence for me and a crunchy munchy for him.
Recipe goes like this
Raw Rice Powder - 1 cup
Urad dhal powder - 1 tsp.
Roasted dhal - 1 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
hing - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter - 2 tsp.
Mix all the ingredients together and make a soft dough using water.Then make gooseberry size balls and flatten them between 2 greased plastic sheets.Preheat the oven at 200 degree celsius and place the flattened balls on the baking sheet and spray oil on each of them and bake for about 10 mins on each side.Crispy Thattu vadai is ready.
Recipe sounds simple but making those 2 powders will take time.
For Raw Rice Powder :
Soak Raw Rice for half an hour and drain the water and then dry them on a towel completely.Put it in a mixie and grind into smooth powder. There may be few lumps after grinding so sieve it to remove all those lumps.
For Urad dhal Powder :
Dry roast Urad Dhal till golden brown and powder it.
P.S : Those with little bubbles on it are deep fried .
Now award time
Menagasathiya of sashiga blog and Jai of Tasty Appetite have shared this with me. Both of them are very adorable having unique and healthy recipes in their respective spaces. I am totally honoured to receive these awards from them.Thanks Menaga and Jai .
I am very delighted to share this awards with much deserving bloggers.
Krishnaveni of Krishnaveni's Kitchen
Sushma mallya of Authenti Food Delights
Cool Lassie of http://pangravykadaicurry.blogspot.com/
Sathya Sridhar of Samayal Corner
Sashi of Sashi's Tasty Bites
Maya and Lakshmi of Yummy Team
Kiran of Sumadhara
Rumana Ambrin of Spice ur Senses