Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vadai/ South Indian Style Thayir Vadai

Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vadai/ South Indian Style Thayir Vadai

       Thayir Vadai/ Dahi vada/ curd vada is a popular Indian snack/appetizer, served in many occasions like Marriages, Baby Shower etc..I learnt this recipe from my mom, who is specialisted in this and happy to share my family recipe here for blogging marathon 27 under occasion theme.. Do check Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 27
INGREDIENTS:
For Vadai:

1 cup urad dhal  
1 ~ 2 minced green Chilli  
1 tsp grated Ginger  
Salt to taste
Oil For Frying

For curd mixture:
1.5 cups curd  
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp grated Coconut
2 green chillies or to taste
3/4 tsp cumin
6 nos cashews  
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

For Garnishing:
Red chilli powder as needed
Cumin powder as needed
Grated Carrot as needed
kaara Boondhis needed
Few minced cilantro/Coriander Leaves

For Seasoning:  
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Few curry leaves
Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vadai/ South Indian Style Thayir Vadai


Method:
Preparation for vadai: ( check here for medu vadai recipe)

  • Soak urad dhal in water for 4 hours or atleast 2 hours, this will ensure to get smoother vadais.
  • Strain and grind it to a smooth thick batter in a grinder with out adding water, if needed add 1 ~ 2 tsp of water.
  • Transfer the batter to other bowl. Add minced green chillies, ginger, few minced cilantro and salt. Mix together and keep it aside or start frying immediately.
Preparation for Curd Mixture:
  • Grind all ingredients under curd mixture expect curd together with little water to a smooth paste. You can use buttermilk instead of water.
  • Add curd to the ground mixer and gently whip it to mix everything. add salt and sugar to taste. This mixture will be thick, add room temperature milk to get the correct consistency i.e Mixture should not be too thick or thin.
  • Season with seasoning ingredients and refrigerate until use.
Cooking:
  • Heat oil in a pan in a medium heat, add little batter to the oil to check it is ready or not. if the batter comes up right away, then oil is ready then start frying, if not wait for few seconds and do the test again.
  • Take small portion of batter on a banana leaf or plastic cover, gently pad the batter and make hole in the middle and gently take it out from the leaf and fry it in the oil.  Fry 4 ~ 5 vadais at a time depend upon the oil and pan size. Continue the same with rest of the batter.
  • Meanwhile boil 4 cups of water with little salt in a saucepan allow it to boil, switch off the flame and dip the vadai one by one in water for 6-8 seconds and take it out and gently press . Arrange it on a wide plate or on a tray.
  • Pour curd mixture on the arranged vadais  and sprinkle little red chilli powder, cumin powder. Garnish with kaara bondhi, grated carrots, and minced cilantro. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving with our garnishing it.
Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vadai/ South Indian Style Thayir Vadai

Note:
  • Don't use sour curd and fresh curd is best.
  • Thayir vadai taste best when served chill.
  • Garnishing can be change to your choice but make sure it happens before serving..

40 comments:

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

The kara boondi as a topping is a great idea!

Savitha Ganesan said...

Very authentic dish .Looks cute.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious thair vadai Sara. Love it.

Manju said...

My all time favorite lovely click.

Corporate to Kitchen said...

I am drooling over these pictures. I ove these Vadas & they are mouthwatering.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Perfectly made and the 2nd pic is too tempting.

Pavani N said...

Perfect thayir vada. Absolutely delicious.

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Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Such lovely clicks! Love making thayir vadais for parties, since these can be made ahead of time and served chilled.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wow ! literally mouthwatering here :)
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Shanavi said...

O my..y u killing me like this when I've flu..:( Super duper, nicely presented

Princy Vinoth said...

wow looks so cooling and refreshing.

Meena Selvakumaran said...

delicious vada,looks so yummy and perfect with the boondi toppings.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious and very tempting sara :)

Priya Suresh said...

Very tempting my fav dahi vadais, can have it anytime.

Priya Anandakumar said...

Very nice, yummy and delicious thayir vadai, thank you for sharing.

Srivalli said...

Very tempting vadas...and you top with boondi..nothing like that!

Lavanya T R said...

Yummy
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Gayathri Kumar said...

Thayir vadai looks absolutely delicious. The kara boondhi on top looks so inviting...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow super tempting vadai,carving for this now:)

Maria John said...

Very inviting..nice clicks

ANU said...

awesome and perfectly done vada....luv the last click..
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

my all time favorite,looks super tempting and makes me hungry....

divya said...

wow looks awesome, stunning clicks dear:)

Nisa Homey said...

I would love to have your curd vada now...the weather is so hot here and this seems perfect.

Archana Potdar said...

Oooooooooooo! My girls favourite. I love your presentation.

Suchi Sm said...

Delicious... it's tempting me... send me a big plate of vadai...

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i prefer the sweet tasting south indian style dahi wada over the regular one's personally , urs looks lovely

Rajani S said...

I really wish I could dig into these! These look absolutely great!

Maha Gadde said...

perfect evening snack.......
maha

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

wish i could grab it from here!!! very nicely done!!!
Sowmya

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Saranya Balaji said...

very authentic dish looks so delicious

Suma Gandlur said...

It looks delectable with spicy boondhi on top.

Pallavi Purani said...

Beautiful contrasting colors in the pic. This shall be great to beat the heat.

Preeti Garg said...

Vada look so yumm and tasty

vaishali sabnani said...

The vada recipe is similar to what I make, but must say the texture of these vadas is very appealing..they look very inviting.

veena krishnakumar said...

Wow ....super tempting....those boondis look so cute:-)

Priya said...

Love it!!

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