Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pesara Vadalu(Moong Dal Donuts)


Yesterday evening,I prepared this snack for my honey.Pesara vada with Erragadda karam(its hot)goes nicely with hot coffee in this lacking warmth weather.What u says?
Ingredients:
2 cups of Moong Dal (Pesar pappu, Split green gram)
1 tbspn Urad Dal(Lenthils,Minapappu)
1 tbspn Bengalgram Dal(Senaga pappu,Kadalparuppu,Chena Dal)
3 Green Chilis
1 inch Ginger Piece
2 cups of Chopped Onions
1/4 tspn Cumin Seeds(Jeelakarra,Jeera,Jeeragam)
A pinch of Hing powder(Asafoetida,Inguva,Perumgayam)
Vegetable Oil for frying
6 R 7 sprigs of Coriander leaves
Curry Leaves
Salt to taste.
Method:
Soak Moong dal,Urad dal,Chena dal for 3 hours.Grind it with green chillies, ginger and salt (thick batter like vada).Add Chopped onions and chopped coriander leaves.Heat oil in a pan.Take a ball size of batter on a Ziploc cover sheet(r plantain leaf)& make a hole with a wet hand in the middle and drop into hot oil.Fry until brown and serve hot with erragadda karam.
Erragadda Karam:(Famous in Andhra for Bonda and Bajjis,Ragisankati)
2 cups of chopped Onions(Erragadda,ullipaya is called "Onion" in Telugu,Vengayam in Tamil,Pyaaz in Hindi),3 soaked RedChillies in water for 15 minutes,salt to taste.
Method:Grind onions and red chillies,salt into a paste.Add 1 tspn Ghee before serving.
Recipe Source:Amma

7 comments:

sailu said...

I do make these Vadas too but not with Erragadda Karam.This is a new chutney recipe to me.

Vineela said...

Hi,
Sailu give a try and let me know
vineela

Sumitha said...

Never heard of moong dal vadas,wow,looks very tasty!

Sangeeta said...

Hey Vineela,
Thanks for sharing such great recipies & snaps....just visited ur blog by chance & have got hooked to it....Keep coming with more of such good recipies for breakfast & snacks..will keep checking ur blog regularly!!
These moongdal vadas look very appetizing..will sure give it a try!!

Take Care,

Sangeeta

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Anonymous said...

Hey its a nice recipe. I tried it. The erragadda karam is my favorite. But I think the onions are different in US. It is tasting bitter. I used yellow onions and also the red ones I found in Indian stores. Do you know anything so that I can make it without the bitterness. It will be of great help. Thanks in advance.