Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tapioca and Peas Vada / Bonda

It's high time I prepared anything with Tapioca (Maravalli Kezhangu). I bought frozen tapioca from Indian store this weekend. I used to make Tapioca vada but never tried with peas. Just for variation in taste, I added peas. The Vada looked too good with slight greenish tinge with the usual golden brown colour. Inside it was green. My hubby and I enjoyed it with a cup of tea. With the same batter, with the addition of few ingredients, I made Bonda too. That too turned out to be good.



Ingredients :

1. Tapioca - 1 Cup (Grated)
2. Peas (Fresh/frozen) - 1/2 Cup
3. Urid Dhal - 1/2 Cup
4 Green Chillies - 3 (Adjust to your taste)
5. Ginger - 1 inch piece (Grated)
6. Coriander -1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
7. Curry Leaf - Small qty
8. Salt - Needed qty
9. Oil - For frying

Procedure :

1. Soak Urid dhal for 2 hours.
2. Cook peas and keep aside.
3. Grate tapioca.
4. Grind dhal and peas separately.
5. Now, mix ground dhal, peas and grated tapioca.
6. Add salt, coriander and curry leaf to the batter.
7. Heat oil and make crispy vadas.
8. Serve hot with chutney.

For Bonda,

I just added 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp jeera and 1/4 cup grated coconut to the same vada batter and made them in to bonda.




24 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Very unusual but mouthwatering combo, dear. Love the way you have presented it!

Rachana Kothari said...

Unique combination! love the way you have presented this:)

Swathi said...

Nithu,

New combo, looks tasty

LK said...

Wow...again something new!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Hi, This is my first time here. This dish is new to me. I will come back and check out what you are cooking the next time.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Both bonda and vada looks great, love your pictures too...

Bharathi said...

Never Prepared this before. Thanks for the nice recipe Nithu.

Aparna said...

luks gr8 dear :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Interesting combo, loved the presentation.

Tina said...

Perfect and beautiful presentation..Tapioca - peas comb sounds yummy and great.

Sushma Mallya said...

very good presentation esp the first pic is awesome and what a unique one..looks very yum..

Suma said...

What an amazing treat!! Yumm..

Priya said...

Both bonda and vada looks fantastic, crispy and prefect evening snacks to enjoy!

Madhurya Karthik said...

Hi Nithu,

Came to know you from Rohini's blog (curriesandspices). You have a beautiful blog here.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never tried this,vada with tapioca,but sure wud have been crispy and soft inside!

Padhu said...

Innovative recipe

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you friends for your nice comments:-)

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you friends for your nice comments:-)

~ Lopa said...

They look delicious, and nice arrangements you have made for decorations and cool photo :)

priya said...

delicious and nice presentation

Siddhi S said...

wow nithu very unique combo...vadas hv turned out really yummy...nice recipe n good presentatn

Daisy Blue said...

Nice combo Nithu

Gita said...

Very crispy and tempting bondas dear...this is new to me...will try this soon :)

kitchen queen said...

lovely and tempting bonda.