Vada Kari

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Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time : 12 to 15 members

Serving : 4 to 6 members


A good side dish to have with idli and dosa than the usual sambar and chuntnys . I first got to taste this dish in a hotel in trichy , Tamil Nadu . Got the recipe from my sister – in – law vaseela . I bet you will have a extra idli or dosa with vada Kari .


Bengal gram vada 6 to 8
onion3 sliced
ginger 1/2 inch piece crushed
garlic3 flakes crushed
red chilli powder1 tea spoon
green chillies 2 chopped
fennel powder 1/2 tea spoon
garam masala powder1/4 tea spoon
roasted Bengal gram dal 1 tea spoon powdered
tomato 3 big ( blanched , peeled and ground )
oil3 table spoon
Turmeric powder1/4 tea spoon
saltto taste
sugar1/4 tea spoon
coriander leaves few chopped to garnish


  1. Heat oil , fry the onions , ginger and garlic to brown .
  2. Top with chilli powder , green chillies , fennel powder , garam masala powder , Bengal gram powder . Fry till oil separates .
  3. Mix in the ground tomatoes and fry till oil floats on top . Pour 3 cups of water adding salt and sugar . Boil till raw smell has gone .
  4. Then add the Bengal gram vadas half whole and half crushed . Boil for a few minutes .
  5. If the gravy is to thick add water to get a thick following consistency . Taste and adjust .
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with idli and dosa .