Friday, July 8, 2011

SAVORY COOKIES / BAKED MASALA VADA /PARUPPU VADAI

Hi Friends.. Its been such a long time.. I been away from blogging for a while now.. and was also not able to read any of my friends work.. 
I really promise that I would read each and every post I have missed..


I am so touched with all ur emails and messages that I have been receiving through these days and it intrigued me to stay underground for a while more.. who doesn't like pampering :) Thank you so much all for being very loving and considerate.. It made me feel really special.. :)




I am posting this recipe on absolute lite and guilt free note.. mm..hmm..  U can enjoy this all time favorite snack with no conscious.. absolutely :) I did try making this couple of days back and was so thrilled with the results.. 




It tasted no different than any traditional deep fried "paruppu vadai" or should I say it tasted better or maybe healthier.. :) I know I am boasting so much on this recipe and I am very well aware that it is not a new invention by me.. but..but.. fortunately, I do possess the pride of baking them just right.. :) well.. enough said here.. 


Ingredient


Channa Dhal - 250gms 
Onion - 2 no. [medium]
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 1 no.
Red Chillies - 5 no.
Coriander Leaves - 3 tbsp [chopped]
Salt - as required
Cooking Spray 


Preparation 
  • Soak dhal for 1/2 an hour... Meanwhile, u can do the chopping part.. 
  • Chop onions finely.. crush dried red chillies.. finely chop green chilli.. 
  • In a mixing bowl, add all the chopped ingredients.. and add cumin and fennel seeds.. and salt..
  • Grind dhal coarsely.. adding drops of water.. save 2 /3 tbsp of dhal without grinding.
  • Now add the dhal into the other ingredients and mix well.. check salt 
  • Pre heat the oven for 350 degrees.. grease the baking tray with cooking spray and pat small rounds of mixture on it.. just like u pat vadai otherwise.. 
  • Bake for 45 mins turning the other side every 15 minutes.. do use spray every time before turning it to the other side.. 
Tips & Tricks

1) Save some dhal without grinding to give a crunchy texture to the vadas.
2) If u can crush fennel/cumin seeds.. it brings out more distinct flavors..
3) If u want the vadas to be more crispy, bake for some more time..
3) Can use the same mixture for deep frying too.. oops :)




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61 comments:

Radhika said...

This version sounds so interesting and good job.


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Kaveri said...

Healthy and lipsmacking Paruppu vadas...

magiceye said...

yummilicious!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmm that looks really good. Diane

Fathima said...

Looks really delish. Hot vadas with chai on rainy days, simple things that mark happiness and happy memories.

Nava.K said...

This is so lovely and we love this so much at house.

Disha said...

Thanks for dropping by and following my blog. Loved ur space too n I'm ur new follower.

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thx for stopping by my blog jameen...happy to discover ur blog...itz filled with awesome dishes shots and enjoyed rounding ur blog...be ur follower now...

sangee vijay said...

Hey welcome back....this is really a healthy n guilt free snack...never tried baking before..looks crispy n yummy

Prabhamani said...

Can Make Vadai oven??Really a new Idea Jabeen!!Thank u dear let me try soon and tell u...Now a days am luking for fat free & tasty recipes :)

Jay said...

wat a really delightful recipe dear..:)
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Ann said...

HI There! That sounds really good, but - please excuse my ignorance - I just learned what a Channa Dhal is....are they dry or fresh when you soak them 1/2 hour? I LOVE the idea of a savory cookie! Beautiful!

Shobha said...

Good idea..baked vadas.

Parsley Sage said...

Fabulous to have you back! Great recipe to start things back up again :)

Saru Singhal said...

Lovely Blog, Nice template and awesome content. Only MODELS can stay away from your blog:) It's raining today in boston, so I am making vadas. Thanks a ton:)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Nice version of baked vada !! very interesting and yummy !!

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Nasee said...

Looks delicious jebin.i think soon u ll become a nutritionist chef.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks delicious...

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Welcome back dear... :)
The baked version seems pretty interesting. A must try for me now. :)

Food Glorious Food! said...

Welcome back :) Yummy recipe for a start after a while :)

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Welcome back dear! :)
The baked version of the vadas look pretty interesting....a must try for me this weekend. :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Well, of course you can take the pride of getting it right. Looks perfect.

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy version of vadas... Look so delish...

Suja said...

Perfect snack,makes me drool..

Bikramjit said...

yummmyyyyyyyyyyy now the only thing that would beat this is .. post it to me HE HE HE HEHE :)

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Sayantani said...

you have beautiful space here Zabeen. this vada looks perfect for the season.

Tina said...

looks crispy nd yummy....

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done snack looks wonderful

Laxmi said...

Crispy and tasty.. Healthy version.. Welcome back..

Saras said...

Vadai always has its own place in my family menu for all special occasions...baking made its more healthier to have without any restrictions..Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe to my event..

Sobha Shyam said...

very healthy ones, perfectly baked n u deserve great appreciation for tht :)..feel like munching some..thanx a lot for sending it to my event..

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Amritha Kalyani said...

Hey! welcome back! crunchy vadas.. i love masala vadai. urs looks so delicious. its lunch time now and i am drooling here. Wish i had ur stack of vadas for my lunch :-)

Mugdha said...

delicious and lipsmacking Paruppu vadas..:)

Thanx for dropping by and being n my friend list..happy 2 add u...enjoy and tc..:)

julie said...

Crispy n crunchy vadas..Baked version is healthy too..

Chaitanya said...

very healthy and yummy snack very innovative ....
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Junia said...

i love the flavor that fennel seeds add! this looks amazing~~ savory cookies - love the name! hehe

Vardhini said...

Love the baked version .. yummy.

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Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you Jabeen for linking this wonderful entry :)

kitchen flavours said...

These looks delicious and I'm sure very addictive too! Have a lovely weekend, Jabeen!

S.V. said...

This sounds wonderful.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Baked version, good...vada looks yummy

Vidhya said...

Your baked vada looks and sounds wonderful.

Purba said...

A dal vada that's not deep-fried? Now I can sin without the guilt pangs :)

aipi said...

What an healthy way to indulge ~ these vadas sound so addictive!
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oja said...

While reading itself i felt like eating it...
Yummmmy..............
Thnx for sharing it :)

hemalata said...

delicious and yummy snack.

Zareena said...

This looks delicious and loved the way of making them in oven. Will try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

Emily Malloy said...

This looks absolutely delish! Love the flavor combos!

Ambreen said...

Glad to see you back! What a lovely comeback post!
Sounds so healthy & yummy :)

Ash said...

Looks yummy!

Aroop Bose said...

Aah! What a lovely blog? I do not cook but I surely love to eat. Your blog has a very clean look which is ideal for a food blog.

Elisabeth said...

Love these savory snacks, and the added fennel seeds that gives it such a unique flavor.
I would eat the entire stack of them:DDD

Sarah said...

ooh nice! so yummy and its baked!!! love it!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

lovely vadas..i love them.thanks fr droppin by on my blog:)

Asiya said...

These look amazing!!! I love vada but hate the fact they are deep fried. I can't wait to try these during Ramadan! Thx for sharing and also thank you very much for visiting my blog!

sm said...

healthy vadas

Mrs K said...

Thanks so much for following my blog,I do the same.Sorry it took me this long...I was away and not blogging for a while.Well,I am back and just about catching-up . Baked masala vadas sound and look so scrummy, I can gobble these without an ounce of guilt;) Thanks for sharing,look forward to more healthy recipes from you

Asiya said...

I wanted to let you know I gave these a try with a few changes and they turned out great. They were great for our iftaar and I love how there was so little oil! I will definitely be making these over and over again. Thx for sharing! My husband thanks you to for such a great iftaari dish!

ANU said...

awesome dear...looks delicious...

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Krithi's Kitchen said...

superb vadas.. Love baked vadas...

Anonymous said...

I tried this today.. I must say so delicious. finally a indian delicious snack without deep fry.. Loving it

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