Buttermilk Vada Recipe
Buttermilk Vada is an ideal and different style of deep-fried snack recipe made with semolina, beaten rice, fresh herbs and sour buttermilk. Vada is a kind of recipe that are very common across south India and are mainly made for morning breakfast or for any particular occasions. Lets go through the recipe.
- 1 cup poha / aval / flattened rice, thick
- ½ cup rava / semolina / suji, coarse
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 chilli, finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- ½ tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp sesame
- few curry leaves, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp coconut, grated
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ cup rice flour
- oil, for frying
How to Prepare Buttermilk Vada
at first, in a large bowl place a sieve and rinse 1 cup poha.
transfer the rinsed poha to a large bowl and add ½ cup rava.
also, add ½ tsp salt, 1 cup buttermilk and mix well.
rest for 20 minutes or until the poha and rava absorbs buttermilk.
after 20 minutes, the poha and rava have softened well.
now add 1 chilli, 1 tsp ginger paste, ½ tsp chilli flakes, 1 tbsp sesame, few curry leaves, 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp coconut and 1 tsp cumin.
squeeze and mix well making sure everything is well combined.
further, add ¼ cup rice flour and mix forming a soft dough.
grease hands with oil and pinch a ball sized dough.
flatten slightly and make a hole in the centre.
deep fry in hot oil, keeping the flame on medium.
stir occasionally, and fry on medium flame until the vada turns golden and crisp.
drain off the vada on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
finally, you can have buttermilk vada with chutney or tomato sauce.
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