Thursday, February 10, 2011

Veggie Stuffed Vada

My mom shared this recipe a few days ago. She told me if I was tired of having Idli in a traditional way; try an alternative use of Idli flour to make this Vada. Due to soda bi-carb in store bought idli flour, it swells and looks like stuffed vada. These crispy vadas are somewhere between Alu-Vada and Cutlets. Ideally it should have a ball like shape and deep fried. Instead, I made flat patties and shallow fried them. They are quite filling and easy to prepare.

Makes 16-18 vadas
Preparation Time: 20 Minute
Cooking Time: 30 Minute

2 cup potato, boiled and mashed (About 3 medium pc)
1 cup idli flour
½ cup green beans, finely chopped
½ cup carrot, finely chopped
½ cup peas, coarsely crushed
1 tsp oil
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp aamchur
¼ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp clove-cinnamon powder
½ tsp green chili paste
¼ tsp ginger paste
Oil for frying

1. Heat oil in skillet. Add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, beans, peas and carrots
2. Stir it on low flame until it becomes dry
3. Turn off the heat and let mixture cool down
4. Now mix these veggies with mashed potatoes and add remaining ingredients
5. Mix well and form small flat patties
6. In a separate bowl, mix idli flour with water so it forms thick, consistent batter without any lumps
7. Heat oil in skillet. Deep each pattie in batter and shallow fry on both side until brown and crispy
8. Serve hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup

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