Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thayir vadai / Urad dhal fritter soaked in curd

 Thayir vadai is famous southindian snack . In north india , it is called as dahi ballae which is served along with chutneys.
Here in south, these vadas are soaked in curd and tempering is added for taste. In every southindian hotels , it will be in the menu. Another famous option of this vada is the sambar vada.
 I am sharing here my mom’s version of thayir vada , it is different from hotel recipe. It is healthy and tasty .

 Requirements :
Urad  dhal kara vada –  2
Curd – 1 cup
Salt to Taste
Grated carrot  – 2 tbs
Coriander leaves – ½ tbs
Curry leaves – a sprig
Oil – 1 tsp
 Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Asafetida – a pinch
Whole red chilli – 1
Chopped onion – 1 tbs
Onion Rings for garnishing
Salt to taste
Method :
Soak the vada in warm water for 10 minutes.
In a bowl , add the curd required salt and beat well.
Add in the chopped onion and grated carrot , mix well.
Remove the vada from water and squeeze the excess water.
Add this vada to the curd mixture and soak for ten minutes.
Heat oil , add the mustard seeds and let it splutter.
Add in the hing , curry leaves and red chilli.
Add this tempering to the vada.

Sprinkle the grated carrot , curry leaves , coriander leaves and onion rings.
Thayir vada is ready to serve.
It can also be served chill. It will be excellent during this hot summer.


  1. ah love this

    i love south indian style dahi vada too its yummy

  2. Thats very inviting esp after seeing the simple deco on top. Another of my fav especially when curd is there.

  3. Prefect snack for hot summer, love it sis.

  4. Super thayir vadai, delicious and my all time favorite.

  5. Wow...what a yummy dish...very inviting platter with thallippu