Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rasa Vada (Serves 6)


Here were are with a simple and delicious recipe for crispy fried vadas in hot, tangy and spicy rasam, the very own Southindia's RASA VADA. These are served as a breakfast item in the State of Tamil Nadu and is quite popular in Southern part of Kerala..The recipe follows...

To make Vadas

Vada parippu 1 cup, soaked for at least 4 hours
(Toor dal/chana dal)
Asafetida ¼ tsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Water as needed to grind the dal
Oil for frying


Preparation

In a blender, coarsely grind the soaked dal, asafetida and red chilly powder using as little water as possible. Make small balls of this mixture and flatten it a bit with a spoon, deep fry in oil and keep aside to cool.

For the rasam

Tamarind lemon size ball (soaked in 2 cups warm water)
Pepper 1 tsp
Garlic 1 clove
Sambar powder 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Coriander leaves a handful, chopped

For tempering

Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Dry red chilly 3 nos
Curry leaves a few

Heat a pan and bring the tamarind water to a boil. Add the rest of the ingredients and boil for another 15 minutes. Now in another pan prepare the tempering with mustard seeds, few red chillies and curry leaves. Pour to the rasam and switch off the flame. Strain the rasam, soak the vadas in it for 30 minutes to an hour. Enjoy the rasa vadas with tea/ coffee or even as breakfast….


Enjoy!!!!!

27 comments :

  1. Hai Sisters,

    I did the food inspector's job on this too, took it away from Deepu for a while:-)

    Tasted yummy!!!!!!!!

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  2. Simple & easy recipe.Liked the presentation.

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  3. kidilam rasa vada... making me drool...really wish I could grab that plate...

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  4. looks perfect and nice presentation!

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  5. Rasa vada kandittundu kothyakunnu..Adipoli recipe and pictures :)

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  6. Haiii!! KS,, i like ur presentation n the recipe dear,,i like both sambar vadai n rasam vadai it tastes yum yum dear...

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  7. Slurpp!!!rasa vada makes me hungry...

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  8. Wowwwwwwwwww!!!... mouth watering clicks.. looks awesome and delicious.. Gr8 job dear!!

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  9. Rasa vadai looks delicious and very tempting...
    Lovely presentation with wonderful clicks :-)

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  10. I love rasam vada and the click is so tempting..wish I could grab a bite.

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  11. Umm, Yummy yummy Vada, Looking fabulous!And what a gorgeous presentation dears!

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  12. wow.. looks very tempting and yumy...nice presentation.

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  13. Super presentation! kandittu oru rakshayum illa.really tempting!

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  14. wow..this is soo tempting..presentation adipoli..to tell u the truth i have not eaten this..so will have to try this soon!!

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  15. kidilan...lovely presentation...njan vaikathe angottu varunnundu...ithokke tharanam tto...

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  16. This is something very new to me i have never heard of this... looks tasty:-)

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  17. u guys rock, love the vada and the click.

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  18. lov d vada n the click...looks delicious n yummy......

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  19. hello sisters..
    entha rasam these rasa vadas..the best thing i liked is the presentation yarr..the ingredients, the dish all looks so beautiful.keep it up..

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  20. love the pix...awesome..v creative

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  21. hi Ks,

    The presentation is superb :)
    I've had rasa vadas in hotels ...never made it at home, the beautiful post really inspires me to try it sometime.
    Thanks
    TC

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  22. ee adukkalayil njanum onnu kayari ketto...... realy wonderful..... aashamsakal.......................

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  23. what an awesome presentation and also adipoli rasa vada :)...

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  24. Looks inviting! I am feeling hungry now after seeing your pics

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  25. Never tried paruppu vada with rasam , greaat idea

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