Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thayir Vada / Curd Vada / Dahi Vada and a Tag


Yesterday I had made some medu vadas for breakfast. I had made more batter than what was needed for our small family. Since I was expecting some guests for dinner today, I thought of making half of the batch into thayir vadas so that I can have one more item without much effort. And I knew that it being summer still, everyone would like the coolness that thayir vada's are famous for. It was appreciated by all well, especially since today was a warm day.
Ingredients:
Meduvada/Uzhunnuvada-1/2 the amount made of this recipe
For Curd/dahi mixture:
3-4 cups curd/yogurt(preferably not so sour)
1 tbs grated ginger
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
Seasoning:
1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 red chillies,broken
5-6 curry leaves
a pinch of hing
Garnishing:
1/2 cup of grated carrot
few cilantro
Method:
Whisk yogurt with salt well. Add grated ginger and green chilli paste to this and mix well. When the vadas are golden brown drop the hot vadas drained from the oil directly  into the curd mixture and let it soak in it for 30-45 mins .
After the soaking, remove the soaked vada's and arrange them on a plate and pour the left over curd over it. Garnish with cilantro and grated carrot. Heat the oil in a small pan and splutter the mustard seeds. Add broken red chillies and curry leaves and a pinch of  hing to this. Remove this from the stove. Add the seasoning to the soaked vadas. Chill them and serve.

Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal , Ramya of Ramya's Recipes  and Santosh of  Santosh's Kitchen has tagged me for this 7 Links Tag game. I would like to thank them for that. This is the first time I have heard of this game and it sounds like an interesting concept.
The blogger who is tagged in this game must select the most apt posts from his/her blog for the categories below, which are the 7 links:

 1. The most beautiful post
 2. The most popular post
 3. The most controversial post
 4. The most helpful post
 5. The post that was surprisingly successful
 6. The post that did not get the attention it deserved
 7. The post I am most proud of

Then the blogger should publish these in his/her space, choose 5 other blogger friends and pass it so as to keep the ball rolling. I thought this was a good incentive to go through my older posts with a critical eye and these were the ones that I came up with against each of these categories.

 1. The most beautiful post :
Deep,Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Buttercream
  Personally, there are other posts that I thought were more appealing to me, but based on the feedback I got from my friends, this was the one that created the most "wow"s. Another reason I selected this one is that I took this photograph before my food blogging days, when I was not paying too much attention to the visual appeal of the food item - still, looking back, I am proud of my handiwork.

 2. The most popular post -Cooking with your Little Sous-chef and Yin Yang Tofu

 I had to pick two posts for this because, if I went strictly by the number of pageviews, Cooking with your Little Sous-chef event that I hosted was my most popular post. But that being an event rather than a food post, I picked the Ying Yang Tofu which was a close second.

 3. The most controversial post-Coconut Cookies
 There were no controversy as such about this post in my blog, yet as one of the finalists in the Manjula's Kitchen contest, this one generated a little bit of controversy. There were some who thought I had used saffron in this and had failed to mention it while it was just the browned coconut which was showing up. Also there were those who commented that it was not sweet enough while the recipe had more sugar than what is normally used in a typical cookie recipe. Apart from all  this, this post is special for me because many of my blogger friends and viewers started frequenting my space by seeing this post.
 4. The most helpful post-Vishu katta
  I had so many people who had Googled for making Vishu katta the easy way, who ended up on this post. I am happy that my post could make the long, tedious process of making the Vishu katta, simpler.
 5. The post that was surprisingly successful -Cinnamon rolls
 I had tried making cinnamon rolls before, but it didn't turn out to be this successful. But this time around,  when I tried mixing two of my favorite recipes, I ended up with great result.
 6. The post that did not get the attention it deserved-Upside-Down Double Apple Muffins

  I was disappointed with the repeat views this post received. I thought this deserved better as this was one of my favorites - being yummy and healthy at the same time.
 7. The post I am most proud of-Baklava
 I am really proud of how the Baklava turned out as I had always thought of this to require some special skills and training to make. But when I made this baklava, this was tasting even better than the best I had ever had.
Finally , let me pass the baton on to 5 blogger friends.to carry on with the game Hope you all would play along and enjoy as I had.

Deepa of  Hamaree Rasoi
Priya of Bon Appetit
Prathima  of Prats Corner
Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds
Angela of This is what I eat...

25 comments:

  1. The dahi vada looks so tempting!!! And thx for tagging me Vidhya..Will post in mine soon ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. Delicious thayir vada.I always love thayir and sambar vadas a lot.

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  3. vada looks simply awesome and perfect.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. Fabulous looking thayir vada,soo tempting..beautiful posts,everything looks excellent.

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  5. Thayir vadai looks yum...enjoyed reading your seven posts

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  6. Dahi vada looks superb, yummy and delicious. Fantastic presentation.

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  7. Dahi vada looks super delicious... Wonderful posts dear that you have mentioned :)..
    Reva

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  8. Love dahi vada n this one makes me crave for some right now!
    US Masala

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  9. yummy vadai..lovely game n recollection of recipes!!

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  10. Vadai looks simply superb. Thanks a lot for tagging me in this post.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. yummy vada...i am craving thayir vada now...first time here...glad to follow u, hope you will too..

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  12. Awesome vadas...Looks so yummy...

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  13. I love thayir vada.. simply yumm... Also loved reading on your posts...
    Krithi's Kitchen

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  14. Thayir vada looks delicious. Lovely pic!

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  15. Your version of dahi vada looks awesome...this is sure to try soon..

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  16. delicious thayir vada. looks delicious.

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  17. A cool and yummy snack! It's appetizing!

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  18. Beautiful presentation, delicious vadas.

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  19. nice knowing abt the 7 posts that u r proud of- i loved the first post so much- it is indeed beautiful and the vishu katta is also good; thank u dear for tagging me !

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  20. lovely blog following you :) hey do check my first event http://yummyfoodintummy.blogspot.com/2011/08/life-is-green-my-first-foodie-event.html

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  21. thayir vadas are my fav, sure a comfort food..lovely write up and liked reading abt all the posts..then finally i got my appam pan :)...my friend who was on vacation got it from India..anyways, thanx for the quick responses to my questions :)

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  22. I just love these vadas...and awesome recipes that you have tagged here..

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