Saturday, July 11, 2009

HEALTHY PROTEIN VADA

Vada itself is a delicious food which can be made in many varieties i.e; instant vadas and also the normal vadai which we make with urad dal.Today Imade vadas with all protein rich ingredients by adding some masala,it came out very delicious . hubby also appreciated me..In most of the families we can see people hate to eat beans directly so we have to try different recipes and make them to eat,as proteins are more essential component to the body buildup internally. Now a days most of us have some knowledge about healthy diet from various sources like browsing net,doctors guidance,nutritional books etc so cook healthy,eat healthy. I am thankful to priya of http://akshayapaatram.blogspot.com for hosting the wonderful event Sunday Snacks-Spill the beans ,so this is my entry to her blog.The recipe as follows

INGREDIENTS:
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  1. Chana dal- 1/4 th cup
  2. moong dal- 3/4 th cup
  3. Moong sprouts-1/2 cup
  4. Finely chopped spinach-2 cups
  5. Finely chopped mint-1 table spoon
  6. Finely chopped onion-1cup
  7. Green chili paste-2 table spoons
  8. Ragi flour-1/2 cup
  9. Rice flour-1 cup
  10. Subji masala-1 teaspoon
  11. Dhaniya powder/coriander seed powder-2 teaspoons
  12. Salt-to taste
  13. Sesame seeds-1 1/2 table spoon
  14. Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  15. Pepper powder-1 teaspoon
  16. Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
  17. Oil- for frying


PREPARATIONS:
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you have to do some preparations before making vadas
  1. Soak the dals in water for 2 hours
  2. Chop spinach and mint very finely and wash well then set a side on a news paper their should be no water remained
  3. After 2 hourstake the dal mixture and drain out the water completely then place them on a paper towel.
  4. Mix the flours and set a side

METHOD:
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  1. Take 2 table spoons of dal and set a side.
  2. Now take a jar add the lentils,moong,Green chili paste,masala powders,ginger garlic paste then blend to a fine paste a little bit coarse.
  3. In a bowl add the blended mixture, spinach,mint,sesame seeds,cumin(jeera),salt and mix well.Make them into two portions it helps to make vadas uniform texture in all frying batches.
  4. Now take the first portion add some flour mixture,just to bind the mixture,adjust salt ,make vadas and deep fry in oil.
  5. now repeat the same process and fry the vadas.
  6. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.