Nimi's Culinary Ventures

Rava-ulli vada and Kadalaparippu chammanthi..with a sip of tea!

Its quite some time since I  put up my posts frequently…its been quite a busy week for me with my kids.My younger one has got his attack of flu as it has started raining here.As every kid likes to play in the rain..hes up with his own pranks…:D
The recipe that I’m posting today is Semolina Onion Vada with Bengal gram chutney.I love hot n spicy fried  items when its cold and raining with a hot cup of tea!:P

Heres the recipe

Semolina Onion Vada
3 cups of roasted semolina
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup rice flour
5 green chillies chopped
a small piece of ginger chopped
1/2 cup of small onions/shallots chopped
1/2 cup of coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup yogurt
1 cup water
salt to taste

oil for frying

Mix all the ingredients together so that it becomes a sticky dough.Make small balls of the mix ,flatten them to make thin discs with the palm of your hands(make sure to wet ur palms) and fry them out in hot oil till golden brown in colour.

Bengal gram Chutney
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup Bengal gram
3-4 dry red chillies
2 small onions
a small ball of tamarind
salt to taste

Grind all the above ingredients in a blender with required amount of water .
For seasoning
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies (broken)
5-6 curry leaves
2 tsp coconut oil

Heat a oil in a small pan and pop the mustard seeds.Add the dry red chillies and curry leaves to it and pour it over the chutney.

Serve the hot vadas with chutney!

Enjoy ur monsoon!:)


  1. Priya

    June 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Feel like finishing that crispies, yummy chammanthi..

  2. Priti

    June 8, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Yum ..looks so delicious rite I just need some tea to enjoy these 🙂

  3. Priti

    June 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Yum ..looks so delicious rite I just need some tea to enjoy these 🙂

  4. Zia Elle

    June 8, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Delicious Nimi! Already started Mosoon season??

  5. thepickyeater

    June 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    looks yumm 🙂

  6. Peggy

    June 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    What a yummy fried treat!

  7. Nivi Menon

    June 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Hello Nimi,
    This is Nivi from Chennai, i love your recipes and i recently tried the Chicken doughnuts, they were awesome!
    could you post a recipe of an authentic kerala style meen kootan, because its the most difficult dish for me to get right! 🙁 🙂

  8. Happy Cook / Finla

    June 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

    When i can get hold of rave i should try them, looks so good.

  9. Hari Chandana

    August 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Such a perfect and delicious snack.. love the preparation and presentation..You have a wonderful space here.. Happy to follow your blog 🙂

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