Again one more week of Blogging Marathon. I enjoyed doing first week with regional recipes and this week I have chosen Mini Bites as my theme.To days my recipe is Sorakaya vadalu(bottle gourd vada). Bottle gourd vada is made with rice flour, grated bottle gourd and spices.usually we make rice flour vadas with grated coconut or finely chopped spring onion.I planed spring onion vadas,but when I saw a bottle gourd in my garden,I got this idea instead of spring onion. Garden fresh bottle gourd will give a better and different taste right? so the recipe was born.
So this is my first recipe for the Blogging Marathon # 6 group 2. Hope you all enjoy this recipe.
Rice flour --- 1 cup
Channa dal (split chick peas) -- 1 tab sp soak for half an hour
Bottle gourd -- 1/2 cup(peal the green skin and great the bottle gourd)
Green chilies --- 3
Ginger -- 1/2 inch piece
Cumin seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
Oil --- 1 tab sp
Salt --- 1/2 tea sp
Oil for deep frying
A small piece of plastic sheet or a butter paper for making vadas or you can use a banana leaf also.
1.Peal and cut ginger in to small pieces add green chllies,soaked channa dal,cumin seeds and grind all these ingredients in to a coarse paste
2. Take rice flour,grated bottle gourd, ginger and green chilli paste, salt in to a mixing bowl.
3. Heat 1 tab sp oil till smoking stage add this hot oil to rice flour and bottle gourd mixture, mix with a spoon to combine every thing.
4.Sprinkle 1 table spoon water and make a dough like puri dough. If you make a ball with this dough that should not break so add little water mix and see if require sprinkle some more water.Don't add too much water so take care other wise your vadas will drink oil when you fry them.
5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
6.Take a golf ball size dough and press it on a banana leaf in to rounds like small puries and make hole in the middle.
7. Drop this vadas in to hot oil fry in a high flame till vadas turn in to nice golden color.
Remove the bottle gourd vadas from hot oil in to a kitchen towel.
Serve hot with Aam ras or tomato ketchep but Aam ras is the best combination for this Bottle gourd vadas or you can serve them with coconut chutney also.
Let's check the other marathoners here
I am sending this to Kid's delight- Mini bites event at Champa s