Vada Sambhar - ವಡೆ ಸಾಂಭಾರ್

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Preparation time: 35-40 minutes

Serves: 2 people/10 vadas

Vada - ವಡೆ

You will need:
  1. Urad dal/ಉದ್ದಿನ ಬೆಳೆ: 3/4 cup
  2. Pepper seeds: 8-10 nos
  3. Salt: according to taste
  4. Green chillies: 2-3 - chopped
  5. Cilantro: chopped
  6. Cooking oil: 4-5 tbsp (for frying)
To cook:
  • Soak the urad dal in water for at least 4-5 hours. Once soaked, grind it along with the pepper seeds and salt in a mixer/blender until you get a smooth paste. 
  • Add 1-2 tbsp water if required. The batter should NOT be watery. 
  • Once nicely ground, add chopped cilantro and green chillies to the batter. 
  • Heat the cooking oil in a wok.
  • Wet your palm and place some batter on it. Make hole in the middle and shape it like a donut.
  • Drop this batter onto the heated oil and fry it until you get a nice golden brown colour.
  • Serve hot with sambhar!
Vada Sambhar

Sambhar - ಸಾಂಭಾರ್ 

You will need:
  1. Toor dal: 1 cup
  2. Onions: 2 nos - roughly chopped
  3. Curry leaves: 4-5 nos.
  4. Mustard seeds: 1 tspn
  5. Cooking Oil: 1 tbsp
  6. Hing/Asafoetida: a pinch
  7. Sambhar powder - 1 tbsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Water
To cook:
  • Pressure cook the dal and keep it aside
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Add hing once the seeds start spluttering.
  • Add the curry leaves and chopped onions and saute until they turn translucent. 
  • To this, add the cooked dal, water, salt and the sambhar powder. 
  • Bring this to boil and serve it hot with idlis or vada!


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