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How to make Sambar Vada (Medu Vada) easy steps?

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How to make Sambar Vada (Medu Vada)  easy steps?

Written by: Sneha                                               Date: 08/11/2017

It is a famous food for South Indians, but nowadays it is eaten all over the world, not in India. In many places, it is also called Medu Vada. When the hot Sambar Vada comes in front of you, you cannot stop yourself. It is not delicious and its smelling attracts everybody. When holiday happens,  We all want to get some nice breakfast, many people go to restaurants for South Indian food. But it is very expensive and it does not make us too calming. Sambar Vada is made in combination with urad dal or moong lentils. Making Sambar Vara is very easy, Nature Bring is sharing you a very easy method, which you can make it in the house.

Serve                     06

Preparation  time  04 Hours

Cooking time        45 minutes

Ingredients for Sambhar

For cooking lentils:

Arhar dal, (Tuvar dal)                                       100 grams

Masoor Dal                                                           100 grams

Water                                                                     1/2 litter

Turmeric powder                                                 1/4 Tsp

Whole Red chilly                                                  2-3

Ingredients for Vada

Urad Dal                (lentils)                                  250 grams

Moong dal/ channa dal (Chickpea lentil)       50grams

Cumin seeds                                                         02 medium finely  chopped

Green chilies                                                         2-4 finely Chopped

Ginger                                                                    2  inches (Grate it)

Green coriander leaf                                           1 Tsp chopped

Curry leaf                                                              1Tsp chopped

Salt                                                                         As needed

Oil                                                                           for frying Vada

Other Ingredients:

Bringals’                                                                100 gram

Carrot                                                                    1 medium

Tomatoes                                                              4 medium size chopped

Louki (Bottle gourd)                                          100 gram

Onion                                                                    1 big size

Ginger chopped                                                  1 Tsp

Garlic                                                                    2-3 cloves (chopped)

Samber masala                                                   2tsp

Salt                                                                        As needed

Ingredients for tempering

Curry leaf                                                             2Tsp chopped

Mustard seeds                                                    1/2 tsp

Oil                                                                         2 tbsp

Preparation for Sambhar

  • Cut all the vegetables finely and put them in a separate vessel.
  • Put the tamarind in a bowl in hot water leave for a while.

Sambar Recipe

  • First, put Urad Dal in a cooker, add water, salt and one fourth spoon turmeric powder as needed, put it on the gas.
  • After cooking for 2 minutes and add all vegetables. After adding the vegetables, place the cooker on a whistle at the gas.
  • Turn off the gas. Open the lid of the cooker after a little cool, and mix the tamarind pulp and sambar powder in the cooker and let it cook for a while if the Sambar mace is mixed with some water. Keep stirring it in between, otherwise, it is stuck on its surface.
  • Close the lid of the cooker and let it cook for some time. Take the cooker out of the gas stove and keep it aside.

Tempering the sambar

  • Heat oil in a pan. When the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds, When mustard seeds are brown, then add red chili powder and curry leaves. Then add the chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and chopped tomatoes in it. Now add a small spoon of Sambar masala and fry for a while.
  • After the pressure of the cooker is over, open the lid, put it in the pan. Cook Sambar for 3 to 4 minutes. After cooking, pour the sambar in a large container and garnish the chopped coriander leaves. Take your sambar is ready.

How to make Sambhar Vada

  • Wash urad dal (lentils) well with water. Soak in water for the whole night or at least 4-5 hours.
  • Separate the water of lentils (dal) in the morning and wash thoroughly with clean water.
  • Grind lentil (dal) with the help of mixer grinder, if needed, can also lighten the water. Keep in mind that the water should remain low. Do not grind too much finely.
  • If the quantity of water is high, add some quantity of semolina or urad dal flour in it.
  • Ginger grated, cumin seeds, finely chopped coriander, green coriander and salt as needed, ferment better. As good as a ferment, Vada equally will be soft.
    Grab the prepared mixture into round shape with the help of palms. You can also use plastic sheets or banana leaves for it.
  • Take the appropriate amount of oil and heat it in medium flame for frying. Put the vada in the palm, crater the middle of the other hand, then put it in hot oil, Put 3-4 vada in the pan as well, after frying it properly (when brown starts appearing), turn it on the other side. Similarly, separate all the vada by frying them.
  • Place the fried vada in the keychain tissue paper, so that any excess oil can get out.
  • Before eating, put all the Vada in a hot sambar, serve it with coconut sauce and hot red sauce.

Coconut Sauce (chutney)

Ingredients for chutney

Raw  coconut                                                        100grams

Curry leaf                                                              1Tsp chopped

Mustard seeds                                                     1/2 tsp

Curd                                                                       1/2 cup

Salt                                                                         As needed

Oil                                                                           1 Tbsp

Coconut chutney recipe

  • To make coconut sauce, take raw coconut 100grams, green coriander, green chili, curd 1/2 cup and salt according to taste.
  • Grind raw coconut, green coriander, green chili, salt, curd and 1/2 cup water in a mixer jar and grind them all in a fine. Take the chutney in the pot and mix the water according to the thickness of it.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small pan, when the oil becomes hot, then add 1/2 Tsp mustard seed in it, when the mustard seeds begin to crack, turn off the gas by adding a curry leaf. Then put the prepared chutney in the pot. Coconut chutney is ready, eat it with dosa, sambar vada or idli.

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