49 RAVA VADAI

Recipe Shared in by my aunt Gomathi.

Recently when I was talking to my Athai( Aunt) who lives in Toronto, Canada on phone which I do very often, she mentioned about this recipe using rava and moong dhal in vadai. She was mentioning that when she was going through my Recipe list A - Z to look at the snack list then she found that I had not posted a famous snack of our native. I just asked what special snack. She said of course our Rava vadai. I asked if it was Maddur vadai, of course I knew that is not our native special as we come from South Tamilnadu and Maddur vadai is a special dish very famous from a place near Bangalore . She again said No and it was the one which we do with moong dhal and rava. I had the least idea about it and replied no of course lacked the knowledge of some authentic recipes. She immediately gave me the list of ingredients and the procedure. Thought to myself one day very soon should try it out. Just after few days saw a mail from her with the pictures of the vadai. So here I am posting the recipe and photo sent in by my aunt. Is also very simple to make and you can get very good crisp vadas. A perfect protien filled snack to have in the evening with a cup of coffee or tea.

Next will be posting an other interesting recipe from her. She is really an excellent cook and does a lot of catering in and around Toronto and of course lot of her snacks are highly in demand. But now due to some reasons she has reduced all those a bit and does only on special requests. We personally love her Sodhi, Parotta, boondi ladoo and many more.

Now lets go on to the recipe
Yellow Moong dhal( Paasi/pacha paruppu) - 1 cup
Rava/Ravai/Sooji - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small chopped fine
Ginger - 1 inch chopped fine
Green chillies - 4 or 5 chopped fine
Curry leaves - 6 - 7 chopped
Coriander leaves - few chopped
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying

Wash and cook moong dhal in very little water. It should not become mushy, just see to that it splits open may be will take just 5 minutes. Remove and drain water( can use the water in any curries or soups). When it is still hot, mix well with a spoon and add rava. Stir to mix well and leave them aside for 20 - 30 minutes. Next add chopped onions, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and mix well.

Heat oil for deep frying. Take a small ball size of the vadai mixture. Use a cloth/paper towel or plastic bags and with the help of your fingers press to spread them as thinly as possible. Carefully drop them in oil and deep fry till crisp. Repeat until you are done with all the mix and enjoy them as a snack anytime or with a cup of coffee or tea in the evening.


49 comments/Reactions:

Madhuri said...

Nice yummy snack padma

Cham said...

Never heard of this vada sounds very interesting !

Suparna said...

looks great...would be great with lunch or even at tea time :)

Tina said...

Soooo cute and crispy...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

yummy with hot tea

Nandini said...

This is very scrumptious and appetizing!

Pari said...

Wow Padma, I must thank u and ur aunt to share such a nice recipe with all of us. The vadai looks so crisp, perfect evening snack.

Rekha shoban said...

new and interesting vada...nice evening snack!

jayasree said...

Interesting recipe for Vada... Thanks to your Aunt for sharing the recipe.

Priya said...

Crispy rava vadai looks truly prefect...

Subhie Arun said...

interesting vada..neva tried wth rava..looks yummmy n trully delicious..thx 4 sharing!

PriyaRaj said...

looks perfect crispy tea time snack dear ...want to have it with 1 cup of tea right now..

Cicily Antony said...

crispy crispy...u made me feel hungry...

Hari Chandana said...

yummyy vada.. looks crispy and delicious.. nice clicks too.. :)

Sarah Naveen said...

They look so perfect and yummy!!

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so yummy..must be crispy..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Vadai looks so crispy and delicious, thanks for sharing Padma...

Vrinda said...

Crispy n yummy tea time snack...must try...

Trendsetters said...

very nice..going to try this for april 14th

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice creatinve idea of using rava...delicious

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Lovely vada padma luks very cripy.very healthy recipe thanks for sharing this recipe.

ruchikacooks said...

Paruppu vadai and masal vadai is common but rava vadai? looks crunchy..may be for festivals we can make it for a change..

Srimathi said...

Hi Padma,

It is so nice of your athai to share her recipe with you. It also takes some effort on her part to look into your blog and see that you have not posted something. Tell her the pictures look great and the recipe is unique too. Good job Gomathi Athai.Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Ammu Madhu said...

wow padma..looks crispy.

Jagruti said...

Lovely crispy Vada!! graet snack..

San said...

Rava vadai is so flaky n bet it should be very tasty too,thanks to your aunt for the recipe n to you for sharing the recipe padma.

Gulmohar said...

Interesting recipe Padma :-) Would be a perfect tea time snack

Ms.Chitchat said...

A new version of vada to me. Thanks to Gomathi athai for sharing this recipe thro' u. Looking forward for many more :):) Loved the crispy and crunch looking vadais.

Abhilash said...

I have never seen vadas with rava as an ingredient. Worth a try.

Sushma Mallya said...

Quiet an interesting one padma, i have not heard abt this before but surely i can say it is delicious...

Varunavi said...

Sounds interesting,liked it

Varunavi said...

Sounds interesting,liked it

jayashree said...

A very interesting combination !
Nutritious snack !

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

vadai looks crispy!!

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Gita said...

Very interesting and crispy vadai Padma...I am going to try this one dear :)

ARUNA said...

That's a new dish and looks absolutely fantastic!

Nostalgia said...

Looks delicious!

Valarmathi said...

Crispy vadas, looks tempting and delicious.

my kitchen said...

Tempting & Interesting recipe,Vada looks crispy & Perfect

Usha said...

Love the sound of these vadais, looks delicious !

PS said...

Looks crisp and yummy..

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice recipe.. looks perfect & yummy..

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Soma Pradhan said...

Wow..this is a yumy snack..Completely new and uniq to me....

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..super crispy snack..loved the snap.. :)
then how r u padma..im struggling here with baby..nw she is of 2months..troubling me alot..only twice in a month i come in blogging space..den in night i wl post comments to all my friends, mostly till 3 or whn she sleeps.thats d reason of delay..k..hope you are doing fine. :)

Sashi said...

Perfect even snack !! crispy and tasty !!

Yummy Team said...

Crispy, yummy vadas! Havent heard of rava vada before..

Anonymous said...

Looks very simple and easy to make.
My wife Pushpa says you can also add cashew nuts to the dough to enhance the taste


V S Gopalarathnam

Padma said...

Thank u Mr.Gopalarathnam and Mrs.Pushpa for your suggestion. Liked your idea of adding some cashewnuts to the dough. Definitely would enhance the taste. Thanks again.

Padma

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