Vada Curry is a very flavorful and yummy combination with Set dosa, idly and dosa. This recipe is so special to me because it is MIL’s recipe and my husband’s preparation. Yeah -You read it right. A guest post from my BELOVED BEST HALF. We just love the combo of “SET DOSA & VADA CURRY”.

I planned to post this as a guest recipe when I complete 200 posts. But somehow it got delayed and I am doing it only now and finally, it is out as WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL. A dedication my best half who is the person behind this blog. He is the one who constantly keeps me encouraging to do the right and gives me all support to put in my time and efforts to respect & nurture my interest and passion to spread awareness about the purpose of my blog “HEALTHY COOKING & EATING”

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vada curry


  • Chana dhal/Gram Dhal/Kadala Paruppu-1 cup
  • Onion-1 cup(chopped)
  • Tomato-3/4 cup(chopped)
  • Green Chilly-2 small
  • Turmeric Powder-A pinch
  • Sambhar Powder-1 Tsp
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To cook
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

To temper:

  • Bay leaf-1/2
  • Fennel Seeds-1/4 tsp


1. Wash and soak gram dhal for 30 minutes.

2.Grind into a semi coarse texture without adding water.

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3.Now make small balls of the batter and steam cook it for 15 minutes.

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4.In a pan,add oil and temper with bay leaf and fennel seeds.

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5.To  this add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell vanishes.

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6.Add green chilies,onion,tomatoes one after the other and saute till they turn soft.

7.Now add some water and let it boil.

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8.Mash the steamed balls and add to boiling water.

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9.Add salt and cook until it reaches a semi gravy consistency.

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10.Serve it hot with SET DOSA/IDLY/DOSA

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You can use moong dhal or green gram dhal too instead of gram dhal.

Do not add water while grinding.

Don’t make it very flowy.

Always ask your pediatrician before offering any new food to your baby.

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