Chinese Scallion Pancakes – Asian Delight!

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Fried Spring Onion Pancake: Other Names: Asian Fried Pancakes. Korean Scallion Pancakes. Green Onions Pancakes. I am a die-hard fan of Asian food. During my road trips, I keep hitting my GPS for any Thai, Chinese and Korean food nearby! Most of the time, they never let me down:) And I will be deeply convinced [...]

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Medhu Vada – Cooking For My Mommy!

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Ulundhu Vadai: You would have heard that Mom’s cooking is the best…well, my mother’s cooking is great too. However, with beaming confidence…I cooked this ‘Medhu Vada’ for my Mommy (during last vacation) and the good news is, she loved it:) Its an accomplishment from my end! Yeah, entering Mommy’s kitchen..rearranging stuff, creating a perfect meal [...]

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Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai / Kala Urid Dhal Vada

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Whole Black Lentils Fritters: Other Names: Black Gram Fritters, Kala Urid Dhal Vada. Muzhu Ulundhu/Karuppu Ulundhu Vadai. Mina Pappu Garelu. Ingredients: Whole Black Lentils 1 cup Raw rice 2-4 teaspoons Ginger 2″ grated Green chilies 3 finely chopped Curry leaves few Peppercorns 1 spoon – crushed Cumin seeds 1 spoon – pounded gently Asafoetida 1 [...]

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Corn Fritters / Macachola Vadai / Maize Vada

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Makkachola Vadai:(Reposting) Ingredients: Oil for deep fryingField corn kernels, soaked Chana dal 1 cupOnions finely choppedGreen chilies finely choppedSaltCilantro leavesCurry leavesGinger 2″ gratedGarlic paste 1/2 spoonDry red chili flakesFennel seeds 1/2 spoon If you are not so much into spices…skip the last 3 mentioned items. Method: Soak the corn kernels and chana dal for about [...]

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Madhur Vada / Semolina Fritters – Regional Delicacy

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Madhur Vada: Rawa Vada. Ravai Vadai. Sooji Vada. Madhur Vadai. Ingredients: Semolina 1 small cupRice flour 1/4 cupGreen chilies 6 choppedGinger chopped about 2″Curry leaves fewAsafoetida 1 pinchPeppercorns fewCumin seeds fewCashew nuts few – brokenOnion 1 small choppedCilantro leaves fewOil for shallow frying. Method: Soak the sooji for 1-2 hours. Mix all the above mentioned [...]

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Pathra / Pathrode / Alu Wadi / Yam Leaves Pinwheel Fritters / Maharastrian Wadi

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Pathra:(Maharashtra Style) I knew, I was going to try this recipe sooner or later. The recipes for Authentic Alu Wadi / Pathra have been floating around the blogosphere for a while. And I couldn’t wait to try them myself. As soon as I saw these Fresh Yam Greens in the International market, I convinced myself [...]

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Mixed Vegetables Masal Vadai – Spicy Veg Fritters

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Mixed Vegetables Masal Vadai: Kaikari Paruppu Vadai. Kaikari Masala Vadai. Ingredients: Ingredients: Oil for fryingChana dal 1 cupChoice of you veggies – finely choppedOnions finely choppedGreen chilies finely choppedMint leaves fewSaltCilantro leavesCurry leavesGinger 2″ gratedGarlic paste 1/2 spoonDry red chili flakesFennel seeds – powdered 1 spoonFennel seeds 1/2 spoonCloves 2 crushedCinnamon 1 small stick crushed [...]

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Layered Vada Korma – Kovai Special

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Stuffed Vada Curry:(Coimbatore Special) Layered Vadai Kuzhambu. Stuffed Vada Kurma. Ingredients: For Vadai: Thoor dal 1/2 cupChana dal 1/2 cupSaltFennel seeds 1 spoonGinger 1″Garlic 1 cloveDry red chilies 5 No Oil – I steamed them, if you prefer frying…I have no objection:) For Stuffing: Finely chopped onionsCilantro leaves choppedGrated fresh coconut For Curry: Cloves 3Cinnamon [...]

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Thayir Vadai / Dahi Vada – Surprised my Dad that I can Cook!

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Dahi Vada: My Dad visited me recently during this spring break. In spite of all his obligations, working commitments and time schedule…he made it. These 15 days has been an ultimate gift:) We just goofed around a little, did some trekking, lot of gardening, walked into the woods and talked talked talked all day & [...]

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Hotel Style Sambar Vadai

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Sambhar Vada:(Hotel Style) There were days, when I simply relied on hotel food. While studying, thats the best thing to do to myself…eat a decent breakfast and keep a big distance from hostel mess:) I am not the person who wants perfection in every bite…but during those hectic days, big breakfast was pretty mandatory. So, [...]

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