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Recipe Alert: Delicious Vazhaipoo Vadai By Deepa Venkat!


JFW now has its own food channel and it is time to rejoice! As a stepping stone, our team has put together some of the most brilliant yet simple vegetarian dishes put together specially for you. Renowned dubbing artist and actor Deepa Venkat has come forward some of the most lip-smacking delicacies for you to try out at your home.

Who doesn’t love some crunchy Vazhaipoo Vadai on a rainy day like this? Here’s Deepa Venkat’s version of the classic Vazhaipoo Vadai:

Ingredients –

• Pressure cooked Vazhaipoo – 1 cup
•’Urad Dal – 1/4 cup
• Channa Dal – 3/4 cup
• Perungayam – 1 pinch
• Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
• Dry Red Chillies – 4 nos
• Salt – as per taste
• Oil


• Soak the urad and chana dals for one hour.
• Drain the water from the dals.

• In a blender jar, add the soaked and drained dals, dry red chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves, salt and grind as a coarse mixture.

• Transfer this ground mixture to a bowl and add the cooked vaazhapoo and mix everything together.

• In a kadai, pour the oil for frying the vadais. After oil has sufficiently heated, pat the mixture into small circles and put in the oil.

• Let the vadais fry on both sides. Remove and drain excess oil on a tissue. Serve as it is or with chutney of choice.

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