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Rava Vada Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 10:35:00 PM

Rava Vadai also known as Sooji Vada is a simple and an easy recipe to make. This recipe does not require and soaking of dhal, all we need is 15 -20 minutes to rest the batter. This delicious crunchy vada is enjoyed at tea time as snack with some coconut chutney. This Rava Vada is such a simple recipe which makes us to crave for more.

Please click here to watch Rava Vadai in Tamil -Madras Samayal.

Serving Size          :  4 (8 - 10 vada)

Prep Time             : 5 minutes

Cooking Time       : 10 min

Difficulty Spice Level

Quantity Ingredients for Rava Vada Recipe
1 cupRava (Sooji / Semolina)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
10-15Pepper corns
1 inch Ginger
2Green Chilies
2 tbspCoriander leaves
few Curry leaves
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder / Perunkaayam
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 cup Curd / Yogurt

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Cooking Method

Step 1) In a mixing bowl combine Rava, Cumin seeds, Pepper, Ginger, green chilies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, asafoetida, baking soda, onion, curd and salt. Mix well to form a semi thick batter. Add more curd if required. Baking soda yields  in soft fluffier vadas. Rest it for 15 -30 minutes. 

Step 2) Now after resting grease your hands with oil and take a portion of the batter and make into vada shape with  a hole at the center.

Step 3) Heat on in a pan and fry the vada until it is golden and crispy. Make sure the oil is at medium heat to get even browning.

That's it our delicious Rava vadai also known as Sooji Vada is ready to be enjoyed with a cup of hot tea/coffee and coconut chutney. Please do try this recipe and share it with your friends and family
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About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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