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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Keerai Vadai [With Ulundhu]/Spinach Vadai with Urad Dal

Keerai vadai is a very common snack in Southern India. This vadai can be made with different combination of dals, but here I was used urad dal. It is a perfect evening snack with hot piping tea or coffee. I have used spinach you can use any other greens that is available. This is totally irresistible keerai vadai and you can never stop eating them. Do check out other Vadai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Keerai Vadai with step by step photos…


Urad dhal/Ulundhu
1 cup
Rice Flour
1 – 2 tsp
One bunch
Big onion
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
2 or 3 finely chopped
½ inch piece finely chopped
Curry leaves
3 tbsp finely chopped
As needed
For frying vadai


Wash and soak the urad dhal for at least 4 to 5 hours. Now grind it in the grinder or mixer to a very fine paste. Don’t add water when grinding the dal, just sprinkle little water when needed. When grinding the dhal add the required salt, so that it will loosen up the dhal.

Clean the spinach, wash it really good and chop them finely.

Transfer the ground dhal to the bowl. Add rest of the ingredients except the oil and mix it really good.

Heat oil in a kadai, when it is ready make vadai as shown in the photo and fry them to golden brown evenly on both sides.

The urad dhal after grinding should never be watery.

If, by mistake the urad dhal has gone watery add some more rice flour and urad dhal flour to fix the mixture.

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  1. awesome priya.. I wish to have that entire plate... :)

  2. Never tried spinach with Ulunda Vadai, nice combination.

  3. The recipe we make of vada is very different, will try this one this time..
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  4. They look very delicious ! yum !

  5. Kerrai vadai looks awesome perfect. Love that you added fresh spinach to the vadai.

  6. Love the way the green leaves are added to your vadai.. Looks crispy.. Perfect tea time snacks..

  7. Wow crispy and healthy snacks :)

  8. Spinach is a wonderful extra ingredient though its new to me. Adore the crispy fried vadai, either on its own or with the chutney.

  9. Tempting keerai Vadai Priya

  10. ஆஹா, சூடான சுவையான கீரை வடைகளும், கெட்டிச்சட்னியும் எனக்கு பசியைக்கிளப்பிடுத்து. உடனடியாக 2 டஜன் கீரைவடைகளை மட்டும் பார்ஸல் அனுப்புங்கோ ப்ளீஸ் [சட்னியுடன்] . ;)))))

  11. vada looks very delicious and tempting.

  12. Nice twist to regular vadai and healthy too.. Priya send your entry to my Event through mail I will add in roundup.

  13. Perfect shaped yummy tempting vadais...

  14. Vadai looks so tempting priya..nice the addition of spinach to urad dal batter

  15. Tempting and irresistible keerai vadas.

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  16. Vadai looks sooo tempting with ketti chutney!!

  17. Wow this is my all time favorite Priya,I love this compared to masal vadai :)

  18. love the adding of spinach in this vada, after frying spinach gives nice crunchy texture.

  19. Healthy & tempting vadas.. So simple to make & healthy too !

  20. The vadas look perfect Priya :) You are so tempting me with them :)

  21. done with perfection :) Thanks for linking at my event :)

  22. Thank you all very much for the wonderful comments, it means a lot to me...

  23. Perfect presentation and i have never tried Keerai vadais before. Sure going to try this weekend :) Thanks for sharing dear :)

  24. Wow.. so tempting and irrestible.. Thanks for linking with us..


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