May 28, 2013

Maddur Vade

Maddur Vade is a famous snack from Maddur.  Maddur is a small town in Mandya district in Karanataka. It is located between Bangalore and Mysore. Maddur Vada is frequently sold on trains that traverse these two cities. This snack is made of rice flour, semolina and all purpose flour which are mixed with chopped onion, curry leaves, grated coconut and asafoetida.

Fried Maddur Vade

Baked Maddur Vade

Semolina - 1 cup
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Curry leaves - 6 strands chopped
Cilantro leaves - 1/2 bunch chopped
Ginger - 1/2 inch grated
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
Green chillies - 8 to 10 or per taste
Cumin - a tsp
Sesame - a tsp
Butter & hot oil - 1 tbsp each to mix in the dough
Oil - to deep fry

1. Mix the semolina, all purpose and rice flour in a bowl.
2. Add the chopped onions, curry leaves, cilantro, grated ginger, coconut, chopped chillies, cumin, sesame, butter and hot oil.
3. Mix everything and add a little water as needed to make a soft dough.  Since the onion has moisture be careful when adding water.
4. Make small balls and flatten it
5. Deep fry in hot oil till crisp and brown.

Baked Maddur Vade:
1.  Use the same dough and flatten it and bake it at 350 F for 20 minutes.  Alternatively, use the electric tortilla press and bake on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes.

May 25, 2013

Karela Dosa

Karela is also known as bitter gourd.  It is a popular vegetable in India.  It has a unique bitter taste and it is used in curries,pickles and making other    dishes.  I tried making dosas with karela and it tastes delicious.

Long grain rice - 1 cup
Karela - 2 medium
Tamarind - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 or 3 (as per taste)
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp (optional)
Salt - to taste

1. Soak rice overnight
2. Clean the karela, chop and take out the seeds.
3. Blend rice with, green chillies, coconut, tamarind, and salt.
4. Heat the dosa griddle
5. Pour the dosa batter on the griddle and spread evenly and put a tsp of oil around it
6. Cover the griddle and cook
7. Flip the dosa and cook on the other side.
8. Serve dosa with chutney of your choice.