Lentil Vadai with Badam and Coconut Chutney- Breakfast Thali2

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For the Second Day of Thali Menu,  i m posting Lentil Vadai with Badam and a Staple Chutney with all South-Indian Breakfast The Evergreen Coconut Chutney. Lentil Vadai, will be one of most non-preferable (read "hated") vadai amongst many. Ask anybody they will say they love soft medhu vadai/urad dal vadai. But try adding 4-5 badam/almonds to this recipe, next time they won't say No.

Breakfast Thali 2  Menu :
Venpongal, Brinjal Kothusu, Coconut Chutney, Lentil Vadai with  Badam, Sooji/Rawa Kesari

Ingredients for Lentil Vadai
2 tbsp Chana Dal
2 tbsp Urad Dal
2 tbsp Masoor Dal
2 tbsp Moong Dal
5 nos Badam
3-4 Red chilies (long variety)
2 Sprigs of Curry Leaves
a pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil for Frying

Extra Ingredients  (Optional)
1 Medium size Onion, finely chopped
1 small Carrot, Finely shredded

  • Soak all the Dals and Badam together for 20 minutes. Drain and add rest of the ingredients, except salt and Grind it to a slightly Coarse Batter. Dont add water. If the mixer gets stuck, add a tsp of water. 
  • Transfer the batter to a bowl, add salt and mix well.
  • If you prefer add chopped onion and shredded carrots to the batter and mix well. i would definitely recommend Onion, if you are not making it for Neivedhiyam/Offering to God.
  • Heat a Kadai/Pan with Oil, Pinch small balls from  the batter and Deep fry until crisp, in batches.
  • Serve Hot with your Favorite Condiment. 

Ingredients for Coconut Chutney
1/ 4 Cup Chutney Dal/Roasted gram Dal
1/4 Cup Freshly grated coconut
3 green chilies
1 clove garlic (optional)
1 small onion (optional)
a small marble-sized tamarind
Salt to taste

1/2 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp urad dal
hing a pinch
a sprig of curry leaves

  • Take all the ingredients given for Chutney and Grind them to paste using 1/4 Cup Water.
  • Heat oil given for tempering, splutter mustard seeds, add hing, curry leaves, urad dal.  When the urad dal turns brown, pour the tempering over the Chutney and Serve it with your Favorite Idly/Dosa/Pongal.

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  1. Addition of badam is interesting! shall try it next time.

  2. what an interesting breakfast option...looks lovely

  3. Wow now that's one breakfast I won't mind having..looks very appealing Priya..

  4. Adding badams to the vadas is an innovative idea..
    Nice breakfast thali.

  5. Lovely breakfast. Pongal kothsu super combo.

  6. Wow...i wish to try some crunchy vadai with badam...Fav,breakfast thali

  7. wow completely yumm for breakfast....

  8. Thats really interesting to badam in vadas, loving spread again Priya..

  9. like the idea of badaam...and mixing all lentils to make the wadas is a healthy option.

  10. look perfectly crispy...I wouldn't mind being invited over for breakfast

  11. I guess I'm off to your place for breakfast.....so inviting and yummy!!! I would wake up early to have such a breakfast thaali.

  12. the platter looks so tempting! never tried adding badam to lentil vadas, must try this out :)

  13. Mouth watering dishes dear...

  14. yummy ! adding almonds is a nice idea

  15. Addition of badam to vada is new to me.

  16. Super yummy bfast !! Bdam in vada is interesting !!

  17. very tempting thali...awesome for breakfast

  18. Would love to have this for breakfast :). Lovely array of delicious food :)

  19. That is a super yummy platter Priya.


  20. Adding badam to vadas will surely make it richer. The breakfast thali looks super inviting...

  21. Very appetizing breakfast. Adding badam to vadai is something innovative...

  22. Lovely breakfast thaali :)well done!

  23. super yummy and comforting platter Priya... definitea onga veetukku varuven ippo... breakfast or lunch :)

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  24. This is tempting me very much priya!!

  25. This is very nice plate.. addition of badam is a very good idea!

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  26. Very tempting platter. Would love to have it any day. :)


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