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Keerai Vadai

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
½ cup urad dal – heaped
½ cup keerai leaves – tightly packed
2 green chillies
1 onion
3 pinches asafoetida
salt to taste

Nutritional information

52
calories
11.46 g
carbohydrates
2.31 g
protein
0.26 g
fat
5 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Keerai Vadai

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

How to make Keerai Vadai

  • Soak dal for 2-3 hours.
    • Grind into a thick and smooth batter with the green chillies.
    • Use a minimum amount of water while grinding.
  • Wash and separate the leaves from the stem of the keerai.
    • Chop the keerai into fine pieces.
    • Add the asafoetida, chopped greens, chopped onion, and salt to the ground batter.
    • Mix well.
  • Heat enough oil to deep fry vadas
    • Flatten a big lemon sized ball in a greased (with water) ziplock cover.
    • Note: You can use a piece of banana leaf too.
  • Coat your hands thoroughly with water before taking the ball of batter.
    • Flatten the ball of batter.
    • Make a hole in the center.
    • Transfer the flattened vada to your greased hand and place into the hot oil.
  • Cook both sides over a medium flame until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Heat oil while you flatten the vada again.
    • Lower the flame while you cook.
  • Repeat the process to finish the batter.

Trivia

Vadai is used as an offering during Hindu festivals.

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