Saturday, 22 June 2013

Vadakari (SouthIndian curry made with steamed dal dumplings)

    Vadakari is my all-time-favourite.  My mother used to prepare this dish atleast once a month and we used to rejoice it with idly, dosa and  pongal too!  I made it for first time and served it with mini-dosa (to come sooner) and my kid enjoyed it.  Here, Chana dal, which was first soaked, is later blended with selective spices, steamed and mixed with regular onion-tomato gravy base.  The spices usually added are red chilly and dhanya powder, here I added  chana masala which blended  soo well and gave an much richer aroma.  Do try guys and let me know.

Ingredients required

For dumplings
  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 4 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Pinch of hing/asoeftida

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