Dec 14, 2007

Kaande Paatti Vade ( Spring Onion Vadas )

I had some friends over for lunch at home today. Thinking of the menu is always a hard task for me, as my friends are all very good cooks, and I have the knack of messing up the dishes when it is most un-needed. The Kaande Paatti Vade was something I have never made for anyone before or ever tasted anywhere around here. So thought this would be a nice side item , as its always been my favourite. So I made these and they were liked by all :)....

Please note that I made about 25 vadas with the following quantities of ingredients. You can adjust the quanitities depending on how many you need.


Spring Onions - 5 bunches, finely chopped
Tamarind pulp - 2 tsps
Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
Red Chillie powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Besan - 2 tsp
Fine sooji rava - 3 tsp
Oil - to shallow fry

We make this vada two different ways. The first way is the one I followed by grinding the ingredients. It is like this...


- Grind the coconut, red chilli powder, tamarind, haldi, coriander seeds in the mixie without any water, to a coarse mixture.
- Then add the chopped onions, besan, rava and salt and bind the mixture well and shape into vadas with the palm of your hand.
- Put on the tava and shallow fry till well fried and done on all sides.

In the other method, instead of grinding the ingredients, we just mix all the ingredients together with hand, by slightly squishing with your fingers.
Here, instead of coriander seeds, we use coriander powder. Rest all ingredients and procedure is the same.

Note :
Mix the onions in when you are ready to make the vadas and fry them. Mixing well in advance will make it leave water and will be difficult to make the vadas.
Also, add more besan and rava if you feel it gets too soggy.

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Meera said...

Something that I have never tasted before. But looks so delicious!! I am sure your friends must have enjoyed!

Anonymous said...

Do you use just 2 TEASPOON of Besan and 3 TEASPOON of RAVA with so many onions and coconut - does it bind well? or has it to be TABLESPOON instead? Please clarify - as these look tempting and would like to prepare them soon!