Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Thayir Vadai

This morning all of a sudden I thought about the RCI event and thought I would contribute some recipe for the event and came up with Thayir vadai aka Dahi vada. Here goes the recipe!!!!

Making Vadai
  • Soak 1 cup of Urad dal in water for 4 hours or overnight. Grind the Urad dal to a smooth paste without water with 1tsp of ginger, 3 green chilies, 1tbsp rice flour, little asafoetida, and salt.

Frying Process

  • Heat the oil in a pan, place a plastic sheet (zip lock works best) in your palm and wet the plastic sheet with little water.
  • Place a spoon of urad dal batter on the plastic sheet and press into a flat shape with help of your hand and make a small hole in the middle (just like a doughnut)
  • Drop the vada’s into the oil and deep fry them until it turns light brown. Arrange the vada’s in a flat tray.

Making Thayir/Dahi

  • Beat 2 cups of curd with little salt to a smooth liquid, if the curd is too thick you can add little water. Pour the curd over the vada’s and cover them completely. Refrigerate the soaked vada’s for 3- 4 hrs. While serving garnish with chopped cilantro, carrots, boondi, chat masala or red chili powder as per your taste.

This is my entry for RCI - Tamil Cuisine Event.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priya, Am I first?:) That Tayir Vada looks so yum. I love your presentation. I am anyways a fan of Uzhunu vada than parippu vada:).

12:23 AM   Edit
Blogger Bharathy said...

Sweet pics...cuuuute recipe...nice entry..:)

4:45 AM   Edit
Blogger FH said...

Looks delicious! I am waiting for the summer to make mine!!:))

6:14 AM   Edit
Blogger Sharmi said...

yummy looking pic and very nice entry. feel like taking a bite.

12:39 PM   Edit
Blogger Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Priya,
Nice looking Thayir vada. Liked the presentation, a very nice idea.


1:57 PM   Edit
Blogger DEEPA said...

priya ...too good man ..cute pics ...boodi add's color to the vada

2:55 PM   Edit
Blogger Pravs said...

nicely decorated thayir vadai...boodi is a good addtion.

4:49 PM   Edit
Blogger Maneka Nirmal said...

eda..i like curd vada a lot..nice pic priya.

8:30 PM   Edit
Blogger Richa said...

hey, I liked the idea of the boondi garnish, looks great! I recently posted the north Indian version, Bhalle.

9:03 PM   Edit
Blogger KF said...

Lovely Presentation..Here its correct time to try this.Thanks for sharing

9:06 PM   Edit
Blogger mallugirl said...

priya, try adding a tadka od curry leaves and red changes the taste!

1:17 PM   Edit
Blogger MR said...

ur dish looks so similiar to the one my mom would make
too good!!

4:15 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya, this looks so fresh and delicious, very spring-like!

8:03 PM   Edit
Blogger Seena said...

Hi Priya,
Thanks for adding me here..
I love thayir vada, and always get a sweet one from restuarants..thought adding sugar is the rule..

9:51 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Dahi vada and arent they so cool and refreshing for those summer afternoon..

lovely presentation

4:29 PM   Edit

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