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.

Ingredients:

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
Water




Preparation

  • 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






25 comments:

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

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

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  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...

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

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  5. Unique recipe.. Nice clicks..

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

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

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  8. delicious looking vada lovely use of basil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. Very innovative snack! Lovely pics...

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  17. Lovely vadas using tulsi leaves, looks fantastic.

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

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

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

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