Saturday, August 13, 2011

Basil Vada

Yesterday was Varalakshmi Vratham , I performed pooja and for offering I prepared these vadas.

Basil Vada is an easy crunchy Appetizer/Snack which can be prepared in no time using Basil, Rice flour, jeera, onions.

Happy Varalakshmi Vratham 

I love to make Vadas using different veggies, so this time tried using basil. Basil is a culinary herb commonly used fresh in cooking recipes.  This plant gives a spicy scent when and It has warm, clove-like flavor . These leaves are very good for health. In telugu these are called as Rudrajada or Tulsi chettu.


Basil Chopped – 1 cup
Onions chopped - 1 no
Rice powder – 1 cup
Green chillies chopped– 4-5 no
Corn flour powder – 1 tsp
Jeera powder – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped – ¼ cup
Curry leaves – 5 no
Baking powder – a pinch
Salt as Required
Oil/ Ghee – 2 tsps

Oil for deep frying


  • Mix chopped Basil leaves, onions, coriander leaves, curry leaves, jeera powder, rice powder, corn flour powder, baking soda, chopped green chillies, and salt in a vessel
  • Heat oil or ghee of 2 tsps
  • Add heated oil to above mixture and mix well
  • Make soft dough by adding little water to it.
  • Divide the dough into portions.

  • Make small balls and flatten into small round vadas
  • Heat oil in pan and deep fry vada on medium flame till little golden brown and remove them on paper towel
  • Serve with chutney or tomato ketchup. 
Sending this to Kid's Delight - Crunchy Snacks hosted by gayathri originally started by srivalli , Cooking with herbs and flowers - Basil hosted by Reva orginally started by PJ, Serve - It - Fried hosted by Krithi & Denny and to my event CC-Appetizers


  1. The vadas look so flavorful and yummy. Loved the pooja arrangements

  2. Quite a unique vadas,looks super delicious..

  3. thats a very very unique n fabulous recipe...the vadas looing so crispy n tastee...liked your pooja arrangements...hope u had a very pleasant n heart filling prayers...

  4. Super aromatic vadas!! Thanks for sending it to the event..

  5. Unique recipe.. Nice clicks..

  6. Very different vadas. Never tried vadas with basil. Would love to taste them. Looks yummy!

  7. lovely vadas .. i love that basil has been added to it.

  8. delicious looking vada lovely use of basil

  9. Vadas look absolutely yum and crispy. Love the use of basil.

  10. Crispy, tempting & flavorful vadas!!!! and thats a nice click of the goddesses..:)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. very delicious and different vada :)
    I ll send my entry after reposting it :)

  12. Wow wat a tempting clicks,makes me hungry now...

  13. nice version of vada, addition of basil sounds interesting

  14. sounds interesting and tempting.. thanks for the recipe dear.. yummy :)
    Indian Cuisine

  15. Basil in vadas...that sounds interesting and the pics looks very inviting

  16. Very innovative snack! Lovely pics...

  17. Lovely vadas using tulsi leaves, looks fantastic.

  18. That is new, love the idea. Never made vada with just rice flour.

  19. Like the nice pooja pics and recipe is very new too.
    Invitation for a Potluck

  20. Vadas looks super delicious.Adding of basil is new to me
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