Uradh Dhal Vada / Medhu Vadai / Ulundhu Vadai

Uradh dhal vada / Ulundhu vadai is my all-time favourite. This vada is a popular southindian snack recipe and it is also offered as naivedhyam to god during festivals. Here the uradh dhal batter is spiced up with very few ingredients and then deep fried to get a delicious vada. This vadai can also be served as an sidedish with pongal  varieties (Refer Venpongal and … Continue reading Uradh Dhal Vada / Medhu Vadai / Ulundhu Vadai

Banana Flower Patties / Vaazhaipoo Vadai

Vaazhaipoo/Banana flower patties are a healthy and best starter. Every part of the plantain tree has its own health benefits and most of them are edible. Cleaning of banana flower is considered as a labourious job and takes time. I often ignore to buy this vegetable from the market as I think it as “too much work” but manage to buy atleast once in a month … Continue reading Banana Flower Patties / Vaazhaipoo Vadai

Crispy Onion Fritters / Onion Bajji

‘Hot crispy onion bajji with a hot cup of tea on a rainy evening’. Sound delicious right? Here is a easy snack prepared using very few ingredients that we have in our kitchen pantry. Onion bajji is made by dipping onion slices in besan batter and deep frying it. Some people do bake but I haven’t tried baking onion fritters. For this recipe, I prefer … Continue reading Crispy Onion Fritters / Onion Bajji

Sweet Paniyaram / Karupatti Paniyaram

Sweet paniyaram can be served as a breakfast or snack. Palm jaggery is referred to as ‘karupatti’ in Tamil. The batter I usually use to make paniyaram is the same batter that we prepare for Aappam (Refer the Aappam post for the batter preparation). I have posted the Savoury paniyaram version also. For the sweet version, you can use any of these: Palm jaggery syrup / … Continue reading Sweet Paniyaram / Karupatti Paniyaram

Savoury Paniyaram

Paniyaram is a south indian tiffin or a snack. The batter I usually use to make paniyaram is the same batter that we prepare for Aappam (Refer the Aappam post for the batter preparation). I prepare the batter in bulk once and make Aappam, Savoury paniyaram and Sweet paniyaram. Its a three in one batter. This batter gives a unique flavour than the idli batter. Here … Continue reading Savoury Paniyaram