V for Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Masala Vadai – Lentil Fritters with Banana Flower

Making vazhaipoo vadai has been my long time wish and finally this mega marathon gave me a chance to make it. Living in US, we don’t get many opportunities as in India to cook with this vegetable. Whenever I get

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Anjaneyar Vadai – Milagu Vadai for Vada Maalai

5th May, 2015 Offering vada malai to lord Hanuman / Anjaneyar is a very common practice. I remember going to Nanganallur Anjaneyar Kovil in Chennai and have seen humongous vada malai being offered to the god. This vadai tastes very

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Aval Vadai – Aval Masala Vadai – Poha Vadai – Flattened Rice Fritters with Spring Onions

11th March, 2015 Next on my aval/poha dishes comes a savory snack. These vadai made with aval were so crisp and they remained crisp even after a while. This makes it a perfect choice as starters/appetizers for parties. These vadais

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Lobia Vada – Black Eyed Beans Fritters – Karamani Vadai

10th Dec, 2014 This week I chose to do North Indian appetizers as a theme for Blogging Marathon. I chose this theme, as I noticed that this is one area that my blog has been lagging a bit and I

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Moong Dal Vada – A quick and easy appetizer from Rajasthan

13th Dec, 2013 For the third day of journey through the region of Rajasthan, today I made a simple appetizer made from yellow Moong dal (payatham paruppu). This dish is again from Manjula’s space. She made this fantastic spread as

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Ullundhu Vadai / Medhu Vadai – BM # 32

25th Sept, 2013 Ullundhu vadai or medhu vadai is an important recipe that is made during the poojas. I make this vadai so often, but never got a chance to blog about it. Every time during pooja’s this is the

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Thavala Vadai with Thengai Chutney (Deep fried Lentil dumplings with Coconut Chutney) BM # 30

10th July, 2013   For the second week of blogging marathon, I chose to work with combo dishes. Valli had given us a list of combo dishes to choose from and for the first day I chose to make the

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Masala Vadai Tea Kadai style Masala vadai (BM # 30)

3rd July, 2013 When Valli announced the themes for Blogging marathon, I was really excited. There were few categories which I really wanted to cook for and I wrote to her asking to get me in these themes for sure.

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Aama Vadai/Channa Dal Vadai/Split Bengal gram fritters (BM # 27)

For the second day of my post under the theme Traditional South Indian wedding recipes, I am posting the recipe for Aama Vadai. This vadai is again served during the Nichyathartham/Jaanavasam/maapilai Azhaippu evening. When talking to my mom, I learned

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