Friday, October 2, 2009

Hee hee... I Made Vadai....

It is an Indian snack. I thought it was called magelek. It was an old time favourite and I haven't had it for years. I don't know where to get them nowadays. I searched for the recipe online, but in vain. Somehow, I found out by accident from the images, that it was also called vadai. My friend once told me that it is so simple to make this, so I gave it a try.

After all the kuih raya during the festive season, this is a refershingly different taste. Since all the kuih raya that I made finished by the 2nd and 3rd day of Raya, either I replenish them, or just buy a few more....haha! I think I will make some some more. But not just yet!

Somehow the thought of producing something spicy and savoury seems much more inviting as opposed to the creamy yummy taste of raya cookies. Later! lol


150gm dhal - soaked
100ml water
1 onion - diced
1 garlic - chopped
1 red chili - chopped
1/2 tbsp curry leaves - thinly sliced
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp rice flour

Soak dhal for a few hours.
Blend with cumin coarsely.
Add all other ingredient.
Shape into paties and fry to golden brown.

Crispy on the outside, soft and yummy in the inside... Think about it!

Edited: 3rd Oct 2009

I just realised that dhal is not known at some parts of the world, esp America and Europe, so for the benefits of our friends, I am attaching here some info and nutritious value of dhal.


Toor Dhal is in fact a pigeon pea and not a lentil as you might expect from its appearance. The dhal is prepared by milling dried pigeon peas to remove a thick coat and to split the seed. The origin of the plant is unclear, although they are now mainly grown in India. Young green pigeon peas are eaten in the Caribbean. Pigeon peas are noted for being highly nutritious, as well as for their delicate sweet flavour.

Typical nutritional values per 100g cooked pigeon pea dhal:
energy 496 kJ / 117 kcal
protein 8.8g
fat 0.5g
fibre 4.4g
sodium trace


Anya said...

I NEVER heard of it
I hope its yummie..... ;)

greeting and hugs from us
kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Ydiana said...

Hello Anya

Yes it is yummy, at least if you are used to the taste...haha. If you can find the ingredients there in Netherlands, i recommend you should try it! :)

Pam said...

I have never heard of it either. I'm not sure what dhal is. I've never seen it at the store.
They look tasty though.

Ydiana said...

Hi Pam

My apology, I forgot that this is basically an asian and/or indian delicacy, so it might be kind of foreign to you and Anya. I have attached some further details about dhal in my entry. It is actually piegeon pea, if you've heard about it! :)

Pam said...

Thanks for explaining this, Ydiana. I am going to investigate this because they sound delicious and good for you too!

cakapaje said...

Salam Ydiana,

Selamat Hari Raya! Mohon maaf lewat reply kat my blog, dan juga kerana lewat ucapkan.

cakapaje said...


Btw, vadai dhal, is my favourite snack especially when its still hot from the oven. Makes a nice compliment to beehoon goreng and even nasi lemak bungkus!

A Friend said...

Hello Ydiana

How's you Raya? Presumably its not too late to wish you a "Selamat Hari Raya"!

This snack, is something I occasionally eat, but not really a favorite. But I bet I will definitely enjoy eating one of yours. Look yummy, indeed :)

Ydiana said...

Salam Shah

Thanks for the wishes, and no worries! Its still Raya, right! :)

So you do like Vadai...but with beehoon and nasi lemak? Haha!

Ydiana said...

Hi Pam

I would highly recommend that you try it! In US, you may find this dhal in an Arab shop or China Town:)

Ydiana said...

Hey Friend

Better late than never! "Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir n Batin"! :)