Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Medu Wada with Award & Reward :)

The Foodie Blog Roll Contests: Winner!I have more than one reason to be happy today! My blog was selected as last week's winner for the Foodie Blogroll "Comment to win a copy of Sanjeev Kapoor's Party Cooking Book" contest!


Contest: Comment to win a copy of Sanjeev Kapoor's Party Cooking Book

I received this book today and I am really excited to see all new and amazing recipes in it. Thanks to foodie blogroll for this awesome reward.

Another wonderful thing is my blogger buddy Aparna (http://ladiesspecialadukkala.blogspot.com/) has shared Kreative Blogger award with me. She has very beautiful blog. Thank you so much Aparna for remembering me. So sweet of you!


Now coming to todays recipe which is Medu Wada. This is one of the most preferred breakfast item. Whenever I go out for breakfast I will keep switching mu order between Dosa and Vada :) Wada with hot sambar and chutney makes a very filling breakfast. I love eating just wada by itself when it is nice warm. So  I was frying these wadas with one hand and eating hot wadas with other hand. :)
 So here goes the recipe:
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup urad dal
3 green chillies finely chopped
7-8 crushed curry leaves
1 tbsp ginger grated
15-20 small pieces of fresh coconut
pinch of hing/asaphoetida
oil for frying
Salt

Method:

  1. Soak urad dal in water for atleast 6 hours
  2. Drain the water. Grind urad dal to a coarse paste. While grinding add very very liitle water. You can simply sprinkle water; just enough for making a paste.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to paste except oil and mix nicely.
  4. This step is very important for making vadas nice and fluffy. You need to beat the batter with egg beater so that air gets incorporated in batter. This aeration will help in making vadas fluffy.
  5. I got one very nice trick from video of Vahchef(VahreVah.com) for this. To check wheather aeration is done or not, drop small dollop of batter in a bowl filled with water. The batter should float and should not sink to bottom. If it sinks, beat batter for some more time.
  6. Heat oil in deep kadhai for frying. Apply water to your palms. Make a lemon sized ball of batter. Flatten it a little bit and make hole in it by thumb. Slide it gently in oil. Deep fry on low-medium flame till it turns nice golden brown in color.

Enjoy hot wadas with Sambar or coconut chutney. 1 1/2 cup Urad dal makes mediun sized 18-20 vadas.
Preparation time: 40 minutes.

23 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Congraz on winning the book renuka,ur so lucky to have his book....and congraz on the award as well...medu vada looks crispy and would be perfect with sambar

Devi Meyyappan said...

Hey dear!!!:):)... Congratulations on the book and the award!.. I'm sooo happy for you:)... and perfect vadais:):)

AshKuku said...

Heart Congrats deary..... Same Pinch!!!!!! ;-) Oh!!!! Lovely..... Renu...... I'm so happy for you...& Kudos to you on your forever Creativeness.
that is one piece of TOFA, doing all the rounds these days..... But it means a lot.... to keep receiving it too... It reminds you of your creativity..... ON the WHOLE, KUDOS to all your achievements & happiness..... Be HAPPY!!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya said...

Wow dear, congrats for winning the book, can guess how happy u will be..Medhu vada, looks fantastic,crispy and yumm!!

Jyoti said...

Congratulations for your awards... wish u get many more.. I have never been able to make these rings..I am inspired to try again with ur tips..

Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

Jyoti

kitchen queen said...

congrats on ur award and for winning chef Sanjeev Kapoor's book. Delicious medu vada my all time favourite.

Sowmya said...

wow...vada looks perfect ..i would like to grab one...:)congrats on your award n for winning that book dear..n wish you get many more...you deserve this..

BeenaShylesh said...

umm nice vada.and congrts on the award

Ramya Manja said...

Wow Fantabulous dear,congratulations on ur award and reward...I wish ur blog get flocked with many more awards n rewards...
Medu Vada looks nice and crispy,makes an eternal combo when there is some steamy hot sambar to dunk in..
Great entry...

Keep rocking...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Dear Renuka,
Double congratulations !!!!!
For winning chef Sanjeev Kapoor's book and on your award. You have a fab blog. Vada looks crisy. I also liked your gobhi manchurian. Will surely join u to keep a track of what other preparation u r upto.
Happy blogging.
Do visit http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/ if get a chance
Deepa

Jagruti said...

Hey Renuka...hearty congrats for winning book and awards....))waiting for some yummy dishes from the book...medu vada looks delicious..you know what i can't make those rings, so i just make them normal...

njoyy the vada and book..:)))

Nithu Bala said...

Dear, Congrats om winning the book and for the award..Vada looks too tempting :-) nice click dear..

Rachana Kothari said...

Congratulations on winning the book:) looking forward to the exciting and delicious recipes from this book... medu vada looks so crispy and yumm:)

Jyoti said...

I have some awards to share with u at my blog..Plz accept

Preethi Rajeev said...

Congrats on winning the book, vada looks so crispy, yumm would love to have it with sambar and chutney

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thank you all for your kind wishes!

meeso said...

Congrat's! My daughter would go crazy seeing this post, vada's are looking too delicious!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Congrats for the award, vada looks superb, feel like having a bite now...

Aparna said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwww...congrats dear.keep going!!!!.very happy for you.vada luks superb..

Gulmohar said...

Congrats...What a coincidence, I made meduvada too :-) This looks far greater than mine, though :-)Happy Week end !!

ARUNA said...

Vada is nicely done and congrats on the awards!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thank you so much for lovely comments!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Congrats on winning the book - can't wait to see what you make from it! :) Thanks for being a part of The Foodie Blogroll!!!

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