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Jan 13, 2009

Moong Dal Vadas made with Idlis

Moong Dal Vadas made with Idlis

I have a big hand when it comes to cooking. So I always store leftovers! Sometimes I just reheat those and eat and sometimes when I am bored of eating those again either throw away (I know waste of food!) or just think of some crazy creations with those leftovers. But trust me, my family always show thumbs up for these yummy creations. 

After I made Idli Fritters with leftover idlis, I wanted to try a different recipe with them. So this variety vada has occurred to my mind. 

  • 1 cup Split Yellow Moong Dal (Pesara Pappu)
  • 4 or 5 Idlis
  • 5or 6 red Chilies
  • A small piece of Ginger, skin removed and cut into pieces
  • 1 small Onion, cut into tiny pieces
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • Rice Flour as needed
  • Salt
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Soak moong dal for 3 hrs and grind into a fine paste using little water along with red chilies, ginger and cumin seeds. Don’t make it too watery.
  2. Crush idlis coarsely with hand and add this to the moong dal batter and mix well.
  3. Add onions + cilantro and salt to the batter and mix well. If the batter turns too watery add some rice flour and mix well. 
  4. The batter should be thick so it would be easy to make round shapes for vadas.
  5. In a deep pan add oil and heat. Then take small portions of batter, shape into a circle and carefully drop into the hot oil. Fry till the vadas turn golden brown in color and take them away from oil and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  6. Repeat the same process with remaining batter. Enjoy these crispy vadas with a cup of coffee/tea.
  7. Use any desired chutney as a dip for these vadas. 
  8. Yummy!!

Moong Dal Vadas made with Idlis


Anonymous said... [Reply]

this is such an awesome idea - looks delicious - would love to have those vadas now :)

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Sankranti shubhakankshulu Uma. Very innovative way of using leftover idlis..nice variation

Unknown said... [Reply]

ammma yemanalo artham kavadam ledu yekkadiko velli poyav uma bhogi special nenu pesarapappu garelu chesanu but only with pesara pappu realy awsome uma looks so delicious next time idli migalchali

Unknown said... [Reply]

ooohhh sorry Sankranti subhakankhalu uma vadalu chusina santoshamlo wish cheyyadam marchipoya he he he

Raks said... [Reply]

Wow, I love this idea! I can try this some time:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow Uma...very innovative and ofcourse yummy!

jayasree said... [Reply]

That's one creative dish. How could you have thought of pairing moong dal and left ovre idlis? Great.

Happy pongal.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Happy sankranti..lovely vadas..

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

happy sankranthi......crisy spicy vadas..........lovely...ur kid can send want she wishes to do either drawings,painitngs ,rangolis.......clay crafts ........

FH said... [Reply]

OMG!! I thought "WHAT is she talking about?" when I saw the the title! :D

Very clever and they came out so well. Sometimes, I get hard idlis because it didn't ferment well, I can use those to make vadas. Thanks! :)

Jaishree Iyer said... [Reply]

Happy sankranthi & Happy Pongal Uma.
Vadas looks crisp & yum. Gud idea Pic r tempting...

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Wow. Very creative and innovative. I am not a big fan of idlis, I think this is a great idea to eat them. Happy sankranthi Uma

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Wow... Uma, You are very innovative.. That looks perfect and delicious! Nice idea!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

That looks yummy and perfect.

Finla said... [Reply]

You are incredibly creative when it come to make dishes like this.
Looks so yumm.

Pallavi said... [Reply]

These look like perfect vadas...I'm sure they tasted great too. Happy Sankranthi.

Cham said... [Reply]

U know what i was litteraly searching idlis in ur plate what a great way to incorporate the leftover! Happy Sankranthi to you and Your family!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

Happy pongal Uma. Vada looks great! yummy...

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

vada looks very creative...nice one

Suganya said... [Reply]

This is a very different vada recipe. Look so good. YUM!

Happy Pongal!!!

Trupti said... [Reply]

Very Innovative Uma..Vada looks very deliocus ..

Happy Sankranti !!

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

lovely! another tasty recipe with leftovers:)

Usha said... [Reply]

This is an incredibly creative idea, looks yum :-)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I have never heard of this being made of mung dal. how creative... looks really really good:-)

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

wow they look amazing, I loved those creations

CurryLeaf said... [Reply]

Yummy snack with moongdal & idlis.HAPPY PONGAL & SANKRANTI

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

nice idea of using leftover idlies...great job uma..

sra said... [Reply]

This is certainly creative!

Roshni said... [Reply]

This is the best part of your blog... you have such innovative ways of dealing with left overs!
Sankranti subhakankshalu!

vidhas said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,

Lovely vadas. I have never trid moongdall vada. Using idlis in vadas is also new idea.

Meera said... [Reply]

You are very creative, Uma!! Amazing.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wonderful Uma, I have try them. I usually make upma with the left over idlis. My husband and daughter can have idlis any time of the day so it is difficult to have some leftovers.

Pallavi said... [Reply]

Baavunnayi Uma. I hope you had a good sankranthi. Cool idea to mix pesara pappu..

Vibaas said... [Reply]

How creative! They look so crispy and yum.

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

You are too good and creative with vadas and juices/milkshakes (ofocurse other things also), but this is just too good Uma..

Nithya Praveen said... [Reply]

Great idea Uma...can i have some:).Will try this the next time i have idlies at home!

Vani said... [Reply]

That's so creative, Uma! Wishing you a belated Sankranthi and a happy New Year!

Madhu's cooking gallery said... [Reply]

Wonderful! very different.. must be your signature dish right.. too good

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