Sambhar Vada


A south Indian Breakfast is never going to complete without the mention of Idly, Dosa, Sambhar, Vada. You can see these tasty platter of food at any food joint and road side stalls if you visit South India. Sambhar Vada is the quintessential South Indian tiffin that features not just in their everyday menu but on special occasions also. Sambhar Vada is nothing but a split black lentils based fried snack soaked in mild and flavourful sambar. During the process, the urad dal is soaked and ground together with spices and then deep fried until golden brown. It is served primarily with coconut chutney and sambhar . The best part of this dish is that you can recycle the leftover Vadas , all you need to do is soak the vadas in hot water and then in hot sambhar.


Ingredients for Sambhar:
½ cup Arhar daal
1 small onion
1 Tomato
1 cup of assorted vegetables like Drumstick, Okra, Raddish, Brinjal, Beans cut into lengths)
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
3 tsp Sambhar Masala
1 tsp Red chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sugar

For tempering:
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 nos of green chillies
Salt as needed
¼ tsp Asafoetida powder
1 sprig Curry leaves
3 to 4 garlic pods
Ingredients for Vadas:
1 cup Urad daal( skinless)
Salt as required
Water as required
1 sprig curry leaves
A pinch of Asafoetida
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Oil for deep frying
1 tbsp rice flour powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger

Full recipe: SAMBHAR VADA

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