thayir vadai

Thayir vadai recipe, Curd vada, South Indian curd vada

Thayir vadai/ Curd vada is a delicious South Indian snack prepared by adding soaked vada in tempered curd mixture and served with garnish consisting of boondi, carrot and finely chopped cilantro. Thayir vadai is my hubby’s all time favorite and for that reason I make extra vada so that I can make this curd vada. The preparation is very simple if you have vada batter ready or if you have any leftover vada from breakfast. though this double soaked vada procedure requires some wait time, the result is lip smacking one. So lets get to the making!
thayir vadai

Ingredients

  • White urad dal – 1 cup
  • Water – ¼ cup (grinding)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curry leaves – a spring
  • Peppercorn – ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Oil – for frying

Ingredients For thayir vadai

  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a spring
  • Green chilli – 1 (optional)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Water – enough to soak vada

Ingredients For garnish

  • Grated Carrot – 2 tbsp
  • Chopped cilantro – 1 tbsp
  • Boondi – 3 tbsp


south indian curd vada

Note


* 1 cup = 160 ml


thayir vadai

How to make Thayir vadai with step by step images


medhu vada

  1. Wash and soak urad dal for 4 hours in enough water. After 4 hours add soaked urad dal and salt in a blender. Grind it into fine thick and fluffy batter adding little water. (I use around 1/4 cup water for grinding) Make sure not to add too much water as you wont be able to shape vada.
    medhu vada
  2. When the batter is ready add curry leaves and peppercorn. Mix well and keep it aside. Heat oil in frying pan. Now apply little water in ziploc cover, take little batter in hand and place it on the wet ziploc. Flatten it gently and make a whole in the center.
    medhu vada
  3. Now gently lift the ziploc in left hand and the shaped vada batter will fall off to right hand, gently slide it in hot oil and fry till golden brown and crispy on both sides. Repeat process till all the vadai batter is over. When the vadai looks golden color take it out using a slotted spoon and transfer it to a plate with paper towel.
    thayir vadai
  4. Now in a bowl of hot water soak the vadai for 20 minutes. (You can soak all vadai together, since i made just for my hubby and i soaked only 1 vada)
    curd vada
  5. Meanwhile whisk curd in a bowl and keep it aside. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well.
    thayir vadai
  6. Heat oil in a small pan add mustard seeds after it splutters add curry leaves and hing. Now pour this tempering over whisked curd. Mix well.
    curd vada
  7. After 20 minutes add the soaked vada in curd mixture for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes garnish the curd vadai with boondi, chopped cilantro and grated carrot.
    curd vada

Notes:

  1. Instead of soaking vada in hot water for 20 minutes, you can boil the vada in water for 2- 3 minutes. This method saves time.
  2. Do not skip soaking vada in curd mixture as this procedure yields better taste of curd vada.
    curd vada

 

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