Oct 24, 2008

SWEET GARELU (SWEET VADA, SWEET LANTIL DUMPLINGS)







I’m not sure if many of you have heard of sweet flavored ‘vada or garelu Sometimes, during festivals or special occasions, when garelu are prepared, if there is any left over urad dal batter or garelu batter, sweet flavored vadas are prepared and usually served as a sweet item I can eat them at any time of the day.
No onions or green chillis go into this vada batter - just whole urad dal soaked in water, drained, ground to a fine paste with salt, beaten till fluffy and white, shaped into vadas, deep-fried till crisp and golden brown and dropped immediately in warm Sugar syrup till they absorb the syrup.
And at the end we can get fiuffy and sweet garelu (vada)
Ingredients:---



Urad dal --- 1 cup



Salt to taste



Sugar -- 1 cup



Water --- 1/2 cup



cardomom powder --- 1 tea sp



METHOD :---



1. Soak whole black gram dal in water for 2 hours.



2. Strain the water, and grind the dal to a paste sprinkling little water and salt grind till fluffy.



3. Heat water, add the sugar and let it melt and form a syrup which is sticky to touch,Add cardamom powder. While the sugar is forming in to a syrup, deep fry the vadas.



4. Heat oil in adeep frying pan



5. Wet your hands with water, take a lemon-sized ball of batter and flatten it into a gare on a greased sheet or banana leaf. Make a hole in the centre of the gare so that it cooks evenly all over.



6. Slowly drop the gare into the hot oil carefully and fry it on both sides on medium heat to a golden brown color. Deep fry 4-5 vadas per batch depending on the size of the vessel.



7. Immediately dip these fried vadas into the sugar syrup. Let them sit in this syrup till the next batch of vadas are deep-fried. Remove them onto a serving plate and drop the next batch of vadas into the syrup.



8. Drizzle some left over syrup over vadas before serving and serve hot while the crust is still crisp.



Enjoy this sweet garelu on your festival day



Here i used sugar for syrup some people will use jaggery insted of sugar for this

This is my one more entry for Festive Food event-- diwali celebration at http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/2008/10/festive-food-diwali-celebration.html hosted by Priti

15 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

Kalakunga... naan kalkandu than add pannuven.. i will try next time... thxs for sharing.. looks nice.. enakku konjam anupi vainga..

rekhas kitchen said...

sure priya enjoy the vadas

DEESHA said...

looks very tasty N tempting

Priti said...

Wow...I never had this...but they are looking like Gulab Jammuns....so pretty....thanks for the yummy entry dear

LG said...

Sweet/Kalkandu garelu looks yummm. I am yet to make this, will try them for sure.

Priya said...

WOW jeeraa vadais looks yummy..deliciousss rekha.

Neema said...

This is totally new to me,nevertheless looks fantastic.

Jaishree said...

looks yummy..delicious rekha. drooling...nic pic

Divya Vikram said...

I just adore these..I love these more than the normal spicy vadais.

Usha said...

I have never heard of this dish...looks beautiful...something like a south indian gulab jamun I guess :-)

Sireesha said...

Sweet garelu looks scrumptious....Will try soon...

Uma said...

soooo tempting sweet vadas. Do you have to do this? Lovely and delicious rekha! Happy Diwali!

Priya said...

Hi Rekha, pls collect hardblogger award from my blog .. u deserve it...

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Dibs said...

Wow! Looks juicy ...must be very tasty.

Rajimadhavan said...

hi Rekha happened to visit your blog , the sweet vadas looks very yummy , surely going to try them !! You have a very nice blog and yummy recipes yaar !!