- Submitted by Dahlia on 22nd Apr 2008
(Mixed Vegetable Vadai, Baked Vadas, Healthy Vadais)
This is a very easy and good for you recipe. You could call it lentil-vegetable patties, cutlets or vadais. You can add any vegetable that you have on hand to make the vadais. Some of the common vegetable vadais are corn vadai, carrot vadai, beetroot vadai, cabbage vadai, spinach vadai, capsicum vadai, radish vadai etc. The vadais are traditionally fried. For people on diet, the vadais can be baked. Here is the recipe for corn vadai.
Recipe For Corn Vada
Corn(fresh or frozen) - 1 cup
- Channa Dal - 1 cup
- Onion - 1/2 (chopped)
- Ginger - 1" piece (grated)
- Red/Green chillies - 4-6 (chopped)
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
- Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
- Asaefoetida - a pinch
- Curry Leaves - 1 spring (finely chopped)
- Salt - to taste
- Soak the channa dal for atleast an hour. Drain and coarsely grind it .
- To this add the corn, onion, red chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, turmeric, curry leaves, asaefoetida and salt.
- Make balls out of the above mixture, shape them as vadas or cutlets.
- Grease a baking tray and line the vadas. Sprinkle 1 or 2 drops of oil on top of each vada.
- Bake it in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Serve hot with mint chutney or eat as such.
Vegetable Vadas lined up for baking
The same vadas can be made by deep frying too.
- Use a parchment paper in the baking tray to remove the vadas easily.
- You can make the vada mixture and refrigerate too. But it will absorb lot of oil. So try making the mixture only when needed.
Baked Vegetable Vadas
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