Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Soya Chunks Vada | Mom's Bookmarked Recipe

This is my mom’s bookmarked recipe. She saw it in a TV show sometime back and tried it out. She was very much impressed with the outcome and suggested it to me and a gave a foot long explanation or that was how it seemed to me. But lazy me was not ready to go through such a tedious process. So just skipped it out of my mind. When my mom came over for her monthly vacation, the first thing I asked her to make was this which she had bragged about a lot and true to it, it was nice with a very different flavor which I liked and Mr.A didn’t. Anyways, I would like to make this often and hence moused down mom’s instructions…

~*What U Need*~
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Soya chunks – 10
Channa dhal – ½ cup

Green chilli – 1

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Shallots – 7

Aniseed/Sombu – ½ tsp

Hing powder – 1 pinch
Salt – to taste
Ginger – a small piece
Oil for frying

How I made it
Clean and soak the channa dhal for 1 hour.

Soak the soya chunks in hot water for 10 mins and drain the excess water
Coarsely grind the channa dhal.
Pulse the coconut, green chilli, curry leaves, shallots, ginger and aniseeds in the mixie for 1 pulse. To this mixture add the soya chunks and coarsely grind.
Mix the soya mixture with the channa dhal.

To this add hing powder and salt and combine well

Shape it into vadas and fry in oil till evenly browned.

Serve as evening snack / with rice !!!

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  1. Ah this is super healthy nutritious n yummy vada..

  2. Very crispy and delicious looking soya chunk vadas. Lovely preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. never tried thid vadai..looks tasty and very tempting..

  4. Looks crispy & healthy vadai!!

  5. never tried vadai with soya...loved your mom's recipe...tempting picture...want to have those yummy vadas right now...

  6. Soyachunks vadai looks perfect for tea time snack. Love to try them.

  7. A mom's recipe for her daughter can never go wrong. This is an excellent example of cooking soya chunks in a different way!

  8. Tempting vadas...should be wonderful to taste too...

  9. Crispy vadas looks addictive and yummy,feel like munching some..

  10. Use of soya chunks is really ineresting

  11. Nice and healthy vadas !! interesting recipe too !!

  12. Delicious and tempting vada:)

  13. Delicious n healthy... will try it soon...

  14. They look super delicious!!! I would not mind the tedious process one bit if the result is this cripy, yummy vada!!!'
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. Tasty looking vadas...love the use of Soya chunks in it...

  16. Adding soya chunks in vada sounds quite interesting and they turned out so well too

  17. Love the vadas. tedious or not.. Its awesome to have.. :D

  18. What a wonderful and healthy treat =)

  19. healthy and yummy .... perfectly made

  20. What a perfect snack or side dish! They look very delicious.

  21. innovative vadas sounds yummy!

  22. Healthy and tasty!


  23. Very healthy recipe......and quite innovative!!! Following you...

  24. It definitely looks delish!! Would make a great midday snack with a hot cuppa. Ah!


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