Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Aishu's Low Calorie Vada Curry

I am not cooking at all as I am at amma's place and literally doing only eating and sleeping 24 hrs. If it stretches for another 10 days , I would forget how to boil water leave alone cooking.

Anyway, my friend Aishwarya , a great cook by herself who constantly encourages me in blogging by trying out my recipes and coming out with good feedback everytime I post , immediately said yes when I asked her to contribute a post. Aishu, I owe you so much.Thanks a ton sweet heart for trying so much to keep my blog alive.:)

I am getting lots of brickbats for my sinful mushroom kurma for having included it in so called health conscious blog, so will try to limit myself only to the healthier ones from now on. Thanks once again for keeping in mind about this space and coming up with perfect recipe Aishu.

Looking forward to more such recipes from you da ;)..Lets get into today's recipe:


Ingredients:
Channa  dal-1cup
Onion-2
Cloves-2
Cinnamon stick-1
Fennel seeds 2tsps
Chilli powder
Garam  masala powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder
Salt
Tamarind pulp -1-11/2tbsps
Milk or coconut milk-1/2 cup


Method;

Soak dhal for about 2 hours and drain water completely. Grind the dhal coarsely in a mixer. Do not add water while grinding. Grease a plate with oil and spread this dhal mixture and steam in a pressure cooker for 15 mins.  Cool and cut into small squares or give a couple of churns in a mixer.
In a kadai heat oil. To it add cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and onion. When onion turns light brown add tamarind pulp and all the powders. Boil till the raw smell disappears. Now add the dhal pieces and boil well. Lastly add the milk and check the consistency. Consistency must be like thick gravy. Do not boil much after adding milk. Remove from fire and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



33 comments:

Guna's kitchen said...

so nice of u Aishu...luks delicious and very healthy.. cooking vadas in steam is good idea... very intresting really healthy dish..nice idea

Shriya said...

I have some vadas sitting in my fridge , I was actually thinking of making it today, Gonna try your recipe.

Pavithra Srihari said...

That was pretty fast Guna and shriya ... thanks a lot ..

Yes, shriya please try out this version and let me know how it came out :)

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! delicious..

Divya Vikram said...

Nice recipe. Looks healthy and delicious. Hope your having a nice time at mom's place Pavithra.

Krishnaveni said...

interesting version, will try sometime, great

PranisKitchen said...

thanks to ur frnd for this lovely recipe looks so delicious and very new recipe to me.. good one

SS blogs here said...

That looks so good.. no one would guess it is low calorie!

Aparna S Mallya said...

I know excatly what u mean when u say u may forget to boil water! Because I laze around so much at Amma's place, I need to be reminded to even wake up!!
Nice dish. Dal and coconut milk sounds like a good combo.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks super duper yum n tempting.healthy dish..simply fabuloussssssss...love it...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

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Swathi said...

Vada curry looks delicious.

Chitra said...

I like vadai curry so much. :-)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely and healthy curry.

Priya said...

Thats so nice of ur friend Pavi, low fat vada curry rocks dear...very tempting!

Priti said...

Looks so yum

suma said...

Steamed vada curry is a great option, taste and health wise, yum..Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww...so delicious :)

Vasavi Suresh said...

Steam cooking the vadas is a nice healthy idea. Thanks for the recipe.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

That is really healthy and delicious. great idea to steam the dhal....

women-wisdom.com said...

Thats a really health vada without oil. I have tried the same recipe with buttermilk insyead of coconut milk. Yours look more delicious. Thanx dear.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too wanted to try this for very long time,looks really good and sounds very nice too... My hubby doesn't like fennel,which I feel is the most flavorful ingredient... thats the reason not trying,sure have to try and at least eat myself ;) Thanks to aishu and pavi who tried posted this ;D

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow!!!
looks healthy and delicious dear :-)

Lav said...

have always heard of vadakari but never tried one....i must try this version...looks easy and healthy !! Ya pavi rite said, when am at my moms place i dont even bother about my daughter hehe..i get so damn lazy :)

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

aipi said...

looks delish.. lovely recipe

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

nice &delicious..nice to know about ur friend...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds interesting

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Pavithra, Vada curry looks so delicious, your friend is really kind enough to share her recipes. Your date cake also looks very good.
Have good rest in your mom's place, meanwhile i'll check out your delicious recipes by following you:-)

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Wow... just love yours dear...

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Padhu said...

Yummy curry!!

Leena said...

Very healthy and innovative..

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