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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ambade/ Aambode/ Chattambade or simply Dal Vada

Aambode / Ambade / Chattambade are all the different Kannada names for our good old Dal Vada !!! This one is popular all over India and can also be made in different ways, using different ingredients. In Karnataka it is usually made during festivals and other special occasions. Here's my version of it. I am posting this on the request from a couple of my readers. Sorry about the delay, people. Things had gotten a little busy at my end in the past few days.... I'm sure you'll understand! :)

Ingredients:

1 cup Chana Dal, soaked in water for about 3-4 hours

1/2 Big Onion, chopped finely (Omit this, if it is for a festival or God's neivedyam)

2 Green chilies, low spiced

1/2 tsp Red chili powder

A pinch of Hing

3-4 Curry leaves, chopped finely

1/2 tbsp Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen (optional)

1 tbsp Rice flour

Salt as per taste

Oil for deep frying

Method:

  1. Pulse the green chilies in a blender until they are coarsely ground; Drain out the water completely from the soaked dal and pulse a couple of more times; The dal should only be coarsely ground and it should NOT become a paste.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, except the oil. At this point you can adjust the taste according to your preference.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; Meanwhile, take small dumplings out of the dal mixture and flatten them in between your palms.
  4. Drop the vada into the hot oil and deep fry until it done; Make sure to keep the heat between low- medium.... If the heat is too high, the outer portions get cooked faster than the inner, and you'll end up with either burnt vadas or semi-cooked vadas.
  5. Once done, remove from oil and drain into paper towels. Serve hot with coconut chutney or ketchup or just as is and enjoy!

Note: While flattening the dal mixture for deep frying, you can make it either very flat or leave it a little thick. the flatter ones turn out crisp and the thicker ones would be a little soft. So, its personal choice to make them flat or thick.

Prep Time: About 15 mins (excluding soaking time)

Makes:About 6-8 vadas

Tip/Variation: Gojjambade (Gojju+Ambade)

What do you usually do with the left over dal vadas?? Here is a Mangalorean tip to use up the left over dal vadas.

1 tsp White Til /Ellu / Sesame seeds

2 Dry red chilies, low-med spiced

1/2 tsp Coriander seeds (optional)

1/2 tsp Jeera (optional)

2 tsp Chana Dhalia/ Hurigadale/Putaani

1 tbsp Grated coconut, fresh/frozen

A pinch of hing

1/4 tsp Tamarind paste

1/2 tsp Jaggery

Salt as per taste

Dry roast the Til, red chilies, coriander seeds and jeera. Add coconut, hing and grind it to a smooth paste with some water. Boil well for a couple of minutes on stove; Add jaggery, tamarind, salt and mix well. Adjust ingredients according to taste; Let cool for a little while; Then, soak the left over vadas in the gravy for about 10-15 mins so that they absorb the spices well; Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

38 comments:

bee said...

are you kidding me? you have leftover vadas? these look too yummy. we'd eat them all as soon as they were made.

meeso said...

Yum, I love these but I agree with bee... No way those could have made it very long around here :)

Uma said...

perfect vadas, Ramya! Must have tasted great! Thanks for the recipe for leftover vadas. Interesting.

Meera said...

Chattambde look amazing. my grandmom used to add coconut too. Thanks for sharing your version.

Meera said...

Oh, forgot to add. Making gojju with leftovers is a great idea. but I agree with Bee. I don't think there would be any leftovers!;-)

Divya Vikram said...

They look too yummy..I too make these the same way ramya..

Maya said...

Chattambade look just perfect...Crispy, crunchy, yummy...

Madhavi said...

Vada looks great, very nice recipe. thanxxx for sharing!!!

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Red Chillies said...

Forget about left over kadalebele vadas, Ramya! Even though the second recipe is new to me, I think I can never make it.

Roopa said...

hi ramya:) you know what I have been meaning to write comments on most of your posts coz I got a lot of new widget ideas from your blog, that includes the star rating, then the idea of editing pics in flickr(wow those are amazing!! much better than snapfish!) ....How have u been?? I loved the parippu vada (i have also posted a similar one in my previous post), they go well with rasam too:) i quit orkut a long while back...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Everyone,
Thanx so much!!! Glad you liked it.. Yeah, I dont have too many left over vadas either. But sometimes I dont get my math right and I end making too many!! thats when I make gojjambade :)

@Meera,
Hey, thanx for pointing out the coconut thing.. I add coconut too. somehow just slipped out of my ingrediets list. Have updated the post right away!! thanx again :)

SMN said...

Hey Ramya this is my fav..

Bhawana said...

wowwwwwwwww just looking at it I feel like eating it.

Purnima said...

The word Chettambado is more close to me (Konkani word) as my mom is a great fan of deep fried items, this too being a fave snack..made me go down the memory lane where I remember her seated wt her coffee and plate full of these, relishing them slowly wt in-bet sips of coffee! (she makes truly amazing fried items!)Your pics n recipe are droolworthy, Ramya!! Tks for sharing n the Gojju thing is new to me! Shall tell amma abt it as well.

Raaga said...

I hog these on trains and have never tried making them myself :-)

Asha said...

Gojju ambode sounds great, must try! Love vades!:))

Siri said...

left over vadas is an unlikely situation dear. I have to make a new batch of vadas for the dish..:)

Siri

Richa said...

yummy vadas! liked ur vada in gravy too.

Samyukta said...

Hey Ramya...These Vadas look great!! My hubby was after me to make gojjambade and thanks to you I got a recipe to try!!!
Will let you know how they turn out!

Samyukta..
p.s Iam not sure if you remember me..I studied in Canara College and atteneded your wedding too..I think your Hubby's and my family are distant relatives...

swetha said...

they look very yummy,
i have been wanting to prepare these vadas since a long while,
i think i will prepare them soon,
adding coconut is new to me.
thank u

Mona said...

Hmmm! They look so delicious!! I love Dal vadas, it had been a long time I prepared them, thnx for sharing the recipe, I'm gonna try them right now!! :-)

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Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Everyone,
Thank you so much people... Glad you liekd it.

@Samyukta,
hey! Well, I guess I remember... Not the college part, but I remember meeting u at our mlore reception! Not able to put a face with your name though :(. are you on Orkut/facebook by any chance?

Parvath Reddy said...

Tumba channagiday...hmmm sorry couldn't stop drooling

Paru ... said...

Hey ramya,

Those Vades look super delicious.. Tumba chennagide.

For a variation, I add dill leaves or carrot leaves at times and they taste very flavourfull...

Brindavans

Kalai said...

Perfectly crispy and brown! Awesome, Ramya! :)

Archy said...

Chattambade looks yummy !! Love it !! Never knew of the gravy version.. Thank you !!

easycrafts said...

We also make these dal vadas during festivals and all of us love it

Archy said...

Hi, Ramya
I have tagged u for Top 10 picture Meme.. its fun.. do participate :) !!

Vanamala said...

Super ambode ramya

Shravan said...

vadas... I just lowwe them!!

Do you mind being a guest blogger??

Samyukta said...

Hey Ramya..Iam on orkut..Your recipes are great!!!

Samyukta

ramya kiran said...

superb recipes ramya :)..hey try adding sopsige soppu,curry leaves and mint leaves to the ambode.they will taste lovely.tk care.

Seema said...

Looks yum.. a perfect tea time snack!

Shimogait said...

Super supreem....
I always used to use some MTR mis I guess.. Will try it from scratch now.. Ondu sala maadi aadmele update maadtini

Jyothsna said...

Nice idea with leftover vadas.

Hetal said...

hey gr8 recipe,these look so tempting!!

Archana said...

absolutely stunning. I typically have had these at weddings and just made it once at a party. Its been 8 long years since I have made it. Its much over due... thanks for bringing in memories :)

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