Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vada Bhat

When I read about the ''Just for you" Event of Sindhi Rasoi, I planned to make something rarely I prepare in my kitchen and at the same time favorite one of my husband. So after a wonderful valentine breakfast "Bull's Eye", I reciprocate it with his favorite dish "Vada Bhat". It is a famous dish of Nagpur (Maharashtra). In every marriage or may be a small function in house, they will serve this special dish to you. Nagpur people are very famous for their "Agraha" (lovingly insist to eat more and more). So the special dish for my Husband, Nilesh with Agraha.

Cooked Rice - 200 gms.
Mataki (Moth ) - 1/4 cup
Chana Daal- 1/2 cup
Toor Daal- 3 table spoon
Urad Daal - 3 table spoon
Moong Daal - 3 table spoon
Garlic Cloves - 7-8
Curry leaves - 7-8
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder - 2 teaspoon
Ginger green chili paste - 1 teaspoon
Salt as per taste
Oil to Fry

For Tadka
Oil - 1/2 Cup
Mustered seeds (Rai) - 2 table spoon
Asafetida (Hing) - 1/4 Teaspoon


Wash and soak all dals for 7-8 hours. Drain water from dal. Coarsely grind all dal with garlic and curry leaves in the mixer. Now add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, ginger& green chili paste and salt in dal mixture. Heat Oil in Kadai. Slightly wet your palm, take the dal mixture, shape it into a ball and then press it in center to give a flat round shape. Deep fry the vadas on slow flame so that it will get cooked from inside also. For Tadka, Heat oil in small kadai, add mustered seeds, when it starts to crackle add hing and remove the kadai from the flame.

While Serving,
First serve rice in plate. 4-5 vadas on one side. Crush 2-3 vadas on rice . Now pour 2-3 spoons of hot tadka. (the ssrrrrrr sound shoud come after pouring). In Nagpur some people eat this vada bhat with "Hing pani" that is Asafetida water.(take a bowl of hot water and mix 1 teaspoon of Asafetida in it). If you find this rice very dry, you can serve "kadhi" with it.

I love to add this recipe for Sindhi Rasoi's "Just for you Event"


Alka said...

I never knew this as a traditional dish,but i simply loved the idea of Tadka over rice,and those vadas looks so crisp :-)
Thnks for sending this entry to JFU or else i would have not known about these lovely fritters

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow never heard of this before. Looks scrummy.

saylee said...

hi....first time on ur blog and the recipes remind me of home..me too frm nasik now....:)

Khaugiri said...

Hey thanks Saylee, Good to see somebody from Nasik :)

Anonymous said...

hi, Love your blog,I have a question abt Vada, tht Do we need to grind the whole Matki with the cover??


Khaugiri said...

Hi Deepali,
Thanks for visiting. We have to grind matki with cover. It's healthy and tastes very good too.

nisha said...

I love to cook and eat maharastrian food and you have some very unique recipes. Following you and will be visitng you often.

Khaugiri said...

Thanks a lot Nisha:)

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