Vada curry


For making vadai

Chana dal                                                                                       1cup     soaked 2hours

Onion                                                                                             1 no

Green chilli                                                                                    2 no

Fennal seeds (sombu)                                                                  1 teaspoon

Ginger finely chopped                                                                   1 tsp

Coriander leaves finely chopped                                                2 tbsp

Curry leaves   finely chopped                                                      1 tbsp

Required salt


For making curry

small onion                                                                                    4 0r 5 no

Tomato puree                                                                              ½ cup

Coriander powder                                                                       1 tsp

Chilli powder                                                                                1 tsp

Garam masala powder                                                                ½ tsp

Required salt


For seasoning

Oil                                                                                                  1 tbsp

Cinnamon                                                                                     1 small

Cloves                                                                                            3 no

Elachi                                                                                              2 no

Brinji leaves                                                                                   1 strand

Curry leaves



For making vada

  1. First soak the white chana dal for 2 hours.
  2. Wash the chana and drain it well. Keep it aside.
  3. In a jar add ginger, fennel seeds, and chana. Grind coarsely without water.
  4. Put it in to a bowl.
  5. In a bowl add finely chopped onion, coriander, curry leaves, hing and salt. Mix it well.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai for deep fry.
  7. Make a small lemon size ball – vadai.
  8. Carefully put the vadai in the oil. fry till the vadai become golden and crisp.
  9. Drain on paper towels.

For making curry

  1. Heat oil in a pan add seasoning items and curry leaves and then add sliced small onion. fry for a while and then add tomato puree, coriander, chili, garam masala powder,salt and enough water. Let it boil.
  2. Once the raw smell goes add fried vadai. Add salt. Mix it well. let it boil for medium flame in 5 min. switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve it with  Dosa

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