Monday, 28 March 2016

548. Rice vada

 Family Time  

 The week passed by so fast, its already #foodiemonday #bloghop day. Our 33rd theme is #rice. When the theme was decided, I bought the ingredients to make a coconut rice pudding. But during the course of the week the rice was not used for the pudding but for vadas. When family visits, its food, food and more food. Its been really nice to have my dad, kaka, kaki and foi here. In between going out and having long chatting sessions, I try to cook something. I decided to make vadas as I wanted to make a quick but satisfying snack. Accompanied with a coconut chutney, this snack is perfect to take the edge off the nail biting  Twenty 20 cricket matches that are going on right now, to serve as breakfast, or as a side dish for a lunch or dinner. This is going to be a very short post as I have to rush out in a while.








RICE VADA
Makes approx 24

For the vadas :

2 cups cooked rice
½ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp chickpea flour (besan, chana flour)
1-2 green chillis, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 sprig curry leaves
¼ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
1¼ -1½ tsp salt
¼ cup chopped cashew nuts (kaju)
½ -1 tsp coarse pepper powder
a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

For the coconut chutney:

1 cup fresh grated coconut
¼ cup chopped coriander
10-12 mint leaves
1-2 green chillis
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ginger paste
¼-⅓ cup water

oil for deep frying

Preparation of the vadas :

  1. Put the cooked and cold rice in a bowl and mash it up lightly.
  2. Chop the curry leaves finely.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the rice and mix well.
  4. Wet your hands with water and take about a tablespoonful of the mixture and form a ball. Flatten it slightly.
  5. Heat the oil over medium heat till it is hot. To test, add a small piece of the rice mixture into the oil. It should come up immediately.
  6. Fry the vadas 5-6 at a time over medium heat till it is light golden in colour. Remember to turn them over in the oil frequently so they brown evenly.
  7. Serve hot vadas with a chutney of your choice or the coconut chutney.
Preparation of the chutney :

Put all the ingredients for the chutney in a blender and blitz for a few minutes.

Tips:
  • When you wet your hands with water, its easy to roll the vadas.
  • Can use leftover rice.
  • If the rice is too soft, you may need more flour.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
You may want to check out the following :

green chilli bhajia

Sending this recipe for the following event :





23 comments:

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    1. Yes Shibani, a perfect tea time snack.

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  2. love these vada Mayri!!! Awesome share

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  3. Lovely share. Perfect tea time snack.

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  4. Love the innovative use of rice in this recipe

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  5. Good way to use the leftover rice...

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  6. Very innovative and I'll surely use this one :)

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  7. Interesting and tasty idea for vada from the regular vada recipes Mayuri! With the chutney perfect as a tea-time snack.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. A nice way to use up left over rice.

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  8. cool vadas for hot hot tea...yum

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  9. Lovely idea to use leftover rice Mayuri.Makes a great tea time snack.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, love the idea of using leftover rice in vada...yummy share, must try it soon..Bookmarked ur recipe !!

    ReplyDelete

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Monday, 28 March 2016

548. Rice vada

 Family Time  

 The week passed by so fast, its already #foodiemonday #bloghop day. Our 33rd theme is #rice. When the theme was decided, I bought the ingredients to make a coconut rice pudding. But during the course of the week the rice was not used for the pudding but for vadas. When family visits, its food, food and more food. Its been really nice to have my dad, kaka, kaki and foi here. In between going out and having long chatting sessions, I try to cook something. I decided to make vadas as I wanted to make a quick but satisfying snack. Accompanied with a coconut chutney, this snack is perfect to take the edge off the nail biting  Twenty 20 cricket matches that are going on right now, to serve as breakfast, or as a side dish for a lunch or dinner. This is going to be a very short post as I have to rush out in a while.








RICE VADA
Makes approx 24

For the vadas :

2 cups cooked rice
½ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp chickpea flour (besan, chana flour)
1-2 green chillis, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 sprig curry leaves
¼ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
1¼ -1½ tsp salt
¼ cup chopped cashew nuts (kaju)
½ -1 tsp coarse pepper powder
a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing)
¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

For the coconut chutney:

1 cup fresh grated coconut
¼ cup chopped coriander
10-12 mint leaves
1-2 green chillis
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ginger paste
¼-⅓ cup water

oil for deep frying

Preparation of the vadas :

  1. Put the cooked and cold rice in a bowl and mash it up lightly.
  2. Chop the curry leaves finely.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the rice and mix well.
  4. Wet your hands with water and take about a tablespoonful of the mixture and form a ball. Flatten it slightly.
  5. Heat the oil over medium heat till it is hot. To test, add a small piece of the rice mixture into the oil. It should come up immediately.
  6. Fry the vadas 5-6 at a time over medium heat till it is light golden in colour. Remember to turn them over in the oil frequently so they brown evenly.
  7. Serve hot vadas with a chutney of your choice or the coconut chutney.
Preparation of the chutney :

Put all the ingredients for the chutney in a blender and blitz for a few minutes.

Tips:
  • When you wet your hands with water, its easy to roll the vadas.
  • Can use leftover rice.
  • If the rice is too soft, you may need more flour.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
You may want to check out the following :

green chilli bhajia

Sending this recipe for the following event :





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23 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Yes Shibani, a perfect tea time snack.

      Delete
  2. love these vada Mayri!!! Awesome share

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely share. Perfect tea time snack.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the innovative use of rice in this recipe

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good way to use the leftover rice...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very innovative and I'll surely use this one :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Interesting and tasty idea for vada from the regular vada recipes Mayuri! With the chutney perfect as a tea-time snack.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A nice way to use up left over rice.

      Delete
  8. cool vadas for hot hot tea...yum

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lovely idea to use leftover rice Mayuri.Makes a great tea time snack.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, love the idea of using leftover rice in vada...yummy share, must try it soon..Bookmarked ur recipe !!

    ReplyDelete

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