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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Baked Masala Vada

Wish U all a Very Happy Pongal. This Vada is healthier - as it is baked(requires 1/5 th the amount of oil ) than that is done using deep-frying . U can try it this Pongal day with other homely mouthwatering curries. This recipe has been given as the Healthy recipe of the Day. It needs 20 mins cooking time in the oven (If U r using an Oven over 20 ltrs Capacity add 4-5 mins in cooking time )and serves 4 nos. U can also deep or shallow fry the Vadas if U don't want it done using Oven. Try this recipe at home and Enjoy Ur Meal!. BonAppetit!.

Baked Masala Vada
1 cup Gramdal(kadalai Paruppu) - soaked for an hour
1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
2 - 3 green chillies -finely chopped
a pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp saunf
1/3 tsp salt
1 tbsp refined oil
5-6 curry leaves - chopped fine
few chopped coriander leaves
1.Grind coarsely soaked Gramdal and add asafoetida,saunf,salt,chopped onion,chopped green chiliies,curry and coriander leaves and mix them well togther.
2.Preheat the Oven to 160 C.Grease the baking tray with refined oil,make round shaped balls of the batter. Place them at equal space on the tray.Flatten them into round shaped vadas.Apply a drop of oil over each  vada.
3.Bake them for 14 -15 mins at 160 C at the centre rack position and 5 more mins on the other side the same
temperature too.
4.Serve it hot with steamed rice,Indian Breads with Curries.

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Faseela said...

baked version....lud it....super healthy vada

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a guilt free and super tempting masal vadas.

Ramya said...

That is such a nice idea to bake the vadas:-) Guilt free!

Saru Singhal said...

Happy Pongal...And this is a mouth watering recipe...:)

Prabha Mani said...

Happy Pongal dear!! Baked wadai luks nice and healthy..

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea baking the vada. I am going to try baking the vada.


Julie said...

a perfect guilt free snack,yummy!

Erivum Puliyum

Spicy-Aroma said...

yummy baked vadas..mouthwatering!!

NiVi said...

very innovative snack and oil free.. kudos to you :)

Amila said...

anytime favourite....Baking is a good idea,so no need to worry about breaking them while deep frying...
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Teena said...

Perfect tea time snack. I'm gonna make this today. Was confused what to have for tea :)