keerai vadai

Keerai vadai recipe, Keerai masala vadai

Keerai masala vadai/ Spinach vadai is a deep fried crispy lentil savory snack loaded with spinach. This popular South Indian fritter/ Spinach vadai can be served as snack along with hot chai and chutney/ can be served along with sambar rice/ any South Indian lunch. For this recipe I used baby spinach but can try using any spinach (other than bitter variety) and the vadai will taste yummy. This vada calls for same paruppu vadai/ masala vadai procedure making it super healthy by adding spinach. This vadai can be easily prepared as Iftar snack as it does not involve much work or ingredients. You can also try making it in air fryer for a much more healthy version. So let’s get to the making!
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Keerai vadai recipe, Keerai masal vadai
Serves 4
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Prep Time
3 hr 10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
3 hr 30 min
Prep Time
3 hr 10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
3 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Channa dal/ Kadala paruppu - 1 cup
  2. 2. Spinach/ Keerai – ½ to ¾ cup
  3. 3. Onion – 1 (small)
  4. 4. Green chilli - 1
  5. 5. Ginger – 1 big chunk
  6. 6. Garlic pods – 2
  7. 7. Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp
  8. 8. Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  9. 9. Rice flour – ¼ cup
  10. 10. Salt – to taste
  11. 11. Oil – for deep frying
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak channa dal in water for 3 hours. Wash spinach thoroughly in water until all the sand and dirt is gone. Then chop spinach and onion finely. Keep it aside.
  2. After 3 hours drain water from channa dal. In a blender add green chilli, saunf, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic. Grind it until crushed. Now in the same blender add soaked chana dal and salt. Grind it corse without adding any water. Texture is really important to get crispy store like vada. I put the blender for less than 20 seconds to get corse mixture. Transfer it to a bowl.
  3. Now to the chopped dal add chopped onion, spinach and rice flour. Mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Now take small portion of the mixture, make it into round shape, then flatten it pressing it slightly with palm.
  5. Now drop it preheated oil one by one and cook in medium flame to get even browning and cooked inside. When done transfer it to a plate with paper towel and serve it hot with hot chai and chutney of your choice.
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  1. Wash and soak channa dal in water for 3 hours. Wash spinach thoroughly in water until all the sand and dirt is gone. Then chop spinach and onion finely. Keep it aside.
    keerai vadai
  2. In a blender add green chilli, saunf, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic. Grind it until crushed.keerai vadai
  3. After 3 hours of soaking drain the water from chana dal. Now in the same blender add soaked chana dal and salt. Grind it corse without adding any water. Texture is really important to get crispy store like vada. I put the blender for less than 20 seconds to get corse mixture. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
    keerai vadai
  4. Now to the ground dal mixture add chopped onion, spinach and rice flour. Mix well.
    keerai vadai
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Now take small portion of the spinach mixture, make it into round shape, then flatten it pressing it slightly with palm.
    keerai vadai
  6. Now drop it preheated oil one by one and cook in medium flame to get even browning and cooked inside. When done transfer it to a plate with paper towel and serve it hot with hot chai and chutney of your choice.
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