Thursday, January 1, 2009

Korai Daler Boda (Urad Dal Fritters)

We all love fritters, and with winter season, we get another excuse to make them and have them.Urad dal/Lentil is packed with goodness of protein. Now with the addition of coriander leaves ,they turn out pretty tasty and flavorful.
Soak the dal /Lentil overnight and make the paste the other day in morning, add in some red pepper powder, coriander leaves,Ginger pieces and salt as per taste and the vadas/Fritters are ready to be fried .I found out that the Vadas fried at low flame are more crsip and tasty .
We liked it eating with coriander/Cilantro Chutney(Recipe is very simple , grind a bunch of cilantro leaves and 1 tomato+1 onion+1 garlic pod with some salt and oil untill a thick paste is obtained, If you think you are ready for some spice , add in 2 green chillies or 1 serrano pepper know more about it here )
A perfect way to warm up , an evening in winter season.

Urad dal Fritters

1-2 cup of Urad dal
½ cup of coriander leaves
3-4 tsp of ginger grated or pieced
2 green chillies chopped
½ tsp of red pepper powder
½ tsp of salt or as per taste

Soak the urad dal for 4-5 hrs. or for better results overnight.
Wash it thrice in water to get a clear picture of dal.
Grind the dal to a smooth paste with just enough water or very little water(little to just rotate the spice grinder)
Now add in salt, ginger, coriander leaves, and red pepper powder.
Mix in well ,in fact whisk in with a spoon for 1-2 mints.
Now fry at low in hot refind oil/canola oil/olive oil.
Soak the extra oil from fritters in tissue paper.
TIP-Usually for frying purpose, the oil temperature should be accurate. Drop in some cumin seeds before frying the fritters in hot oil, if it simmers the temperature of oil is perfect for deep frying.
These vadas can also be served with sambhar as evening snacks.

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  1. i love vadas.
    wish you avery happy new year.

  2. Happy New Year, Jaya!! Vadas look great:)

  3. I love lentils. Which one is urad dal? there are so many varieties, aren't there? Great recipe.

  4. Thanks Abhivyakti..

    thanks dear !

    Urad Dal is the white small lentil..There are so many varieties one can choose from, to cook and this is just one of them..
    Thanks for liking it..
    hugs and smiles

  5. Ur pics are delectable...

    thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Hope i have found a frequent guest in you!:)


  6. Wow! Fritters look crispy and yummy Jaya!

  7. Wow...lovely crispy vadas! Happy new year!

  8. Navita,
    Hi there , welcome here and thnx for such a sweet response..
    Thanks you!
    Thank you and wish you same dear!
    hugs and smiles

  9. Jaya .. tumi je ranna gulo koro.. the bengali dishes are all my fav, but I have not cooked for such a looong time. Its so refreshing to see them, but they make me miss it too:-)

  10. Soma,
    Thank you!
    aami to goroa ranna kori LOL.....
    try making them , you will enjoy more ...
    hugs and smiles

  11. i love these vadas .. looks perfect

  12. These sound so good. I never tried any fritters with lentils before. The chutney also sounds delicious. I love coriander.

  13. Deesha,
    thank you dear ..
    Hi there!
    Fritters make great snack at any time..and with addition of coriander ,it gives a nice aroma also ...thanks for stoping by ..
    hugs and smiles

  14. Fritters look nice and crispy. A very happy New Year to you! Just got back to NJ - from 80 degree weather to 18 :(

  15. The spicy kick would definitely warm me up on a cold day, the fritters look so appetizing!

  16. HI! Jaya….your recipe is too delicious, I made the vadas and my family gave me a lot of credit, and I want to give you the credits. Sobai boleche j darun khete hoache…. Thanks jaya…….next recepie gulo kintu ekhane dio……yummmyyyy


  17. Vani,Srilekha thanks for coming here ..
    Sophie do try you will like it..
    thank you for trying out ...bhalo khob bhalo , kinto effort/parishrom ta to tumaar chilo tai na..LOL..
    hugs and smiles

  18. hi,

    i love korai dish but i am confused about the spices that need to be used. can you tell me where i can find the info. thanks meizitang


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