Aavada is a traditional Andhra Dish where Urad dal Vada is soaked in Majjiga Charu/Pulusu which is tempered and spiced yogurt/curd.
We are starting mega marathon this month 26 days, 26 recipes and every day, the letter of the food changes A-Z. I chose Andhra Cuisine for the entire month.
So, here’s my first day with Avada a dish which is loved by entire family.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Dal Soaking Time: 5-6 hours
Blending Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes per batch
Avada Soaking Time : 3-4 hours
Urad Dal with skin/pottu Minappappu: 2 cups
Green Chilies: 6-8 chopped
Ginger : 2″ piece chopped
Salt to taste
For Spiced Yogurt/Curd or Majjiga Charu:
Yogurt/Curd: 4 cups
Onion : 1 large cut in half and sliced
Green chilies: 10 cut in half
Ginger: 2″ piece
Garlic: 5 cloves
Turmeric: 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
Dry red chilies: 3
Minappappu/Urad dal : 2 teaspoons
Jeera/ Cumin Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Aavalu/Mustard Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Soak the dal for 5-6 hours, then wash and rinse well to get all the skin off.
Add Ginger, green chili pieces and grind into a fine batter. Add very little water. Add salt and mix well once done.
Take the yogurt in a large bowl, add turmeric and onions, mix well.
Take green chilies, ginger and a pinch of salt in a small blender or mortar and pestle and make a rough paste.
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil for tempering, add all the ingredients listed and fry for 1 minute until the seeds are golden and the mustard seeds splatter. Add the green chilli paste, chopped garlic and fry for 1 minute.
Add this to yogurt and mix well. Crush the red chilies into pieces for better flavor.
Heat oil for deep frying, take a large lemon size ball and make Vada shape on a plastic sheet or a paper. Add 3-4 vadas to the oil and fry them in batches.
Once they are golden brown, take the Vada, drop it into a bowl of water. After 1 minute, Gently squeeze the vadas by placing them between your palms and drop into yogurt.
Let them soak the yogurt and spices for 3-4 hours before serving. Refrigerate the leftovers for 2-3 days.
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