Vada Curry - Ingredients:
bengal gram dal (soaked in water for 2 hrs) 2 cups
chopped tomatoes 2
Salt as per taste
Oil to fry
1” piece of cinnamon
bay leaf 1
red chilli powder 1 tsp
garam masala powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
anise seed 1 tsp
fried dal ( chutney dal) 2 tsp
grated coconut 2 tbsp
Green chillies( optional)
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Vada Curry - Directions:
# Grind fried dal grated coconut and green chillies to make fine pasteDrain out the water in the dal and grind it to a coarse paste with very less water.
# Add salt to it and mix well.
# Heat oil and make flat vadas of these. Deep fry on medium heat till golden brown.
# Heat oil in a seperate pan and add the cloves, cinnamon, bayleaf and anise seed. Add the tomatoes to it and a little water.
# Cook till the tomatoes become soft.
# Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder to it.
# Add the masala paste and salt to it and cook for 5 minutes. Add a cup of water to it and allow it to boil.
# Now add the fried vadas to it and cook covered till the vadas take up the entire gravy and become very soft.
# Garnish with coriander leaves.