Monday, August 22, 2016

Garelu Recipe / Medu vadai Recipe / Ulundu vadai Recipe / Masala Garelu Recipe / Minapa Garelu Recipe

Today I am going to share you a Famous and Traditional South Indian Recipe Garelu also called as South Indian Doughnuts or Vada or Medu vadai or Ulundu vadai or Urad vada or Minapa Garelu. We can make this on any festive or special occasions, and can also make it for breakfast or else as a snack with any chutney or sambar or with any non-veg curry or with sugar cane syrup of your choice.



There are many variations of making this garelu like plain garelu, masala garelu, Aavada or perugu Garelu or dahi vada. Each home has their own version of making it and today i am sharing you which I usually make at home for festivals or for any special occasions or for breakfast or else as a snack. We can make this plain garelu for any festivals and offer to god as naivedyam or prasadam. These plain garelu are made with urad dal, salt, cumin seeds, rice flour. To get even more tastier and serving as a snack or else as a breakfast, you can also add finely chopped onions, green chilies, finely chopped ginger, finely chopped coriander leaves, finely chopped curry leaves, slightly crushed pepper corns of your choice.
Generally for garelu, the batter should be little coarse and fluffy. To get nice and little crunchy texture outside and soft(fluffy) from inside i prefer to use wet grinder to grind this garelu. You can even use mixie jar but while grinding, the jar should not become hot. you have to grind it in small quantity and after grinding you should beat the batter for 5 minutes to get fluffy texture when you are using mixie jar.
Now let's start to make garelu by watching the video, by following the below ingredients list and the procedure.
Author: My Mom
Recipe Type: Breakfast / Snack / Appetizer
Cuisine: South Indian 
Serves or Yields: 25 to 30

Ingredients for Garelu / Medu vadai / Ulundu vadai / Masala Garelu:
  • Split black gram – 2 cups
  • Salt – to taste
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsps
  • Finely chopped Ginger – 1 Tbsp or Adjust according to your taste
  • Finely chopped Green chillies – 3 to 4 or Adjust according to your taste
  • Finely chopped Onions – ½ cup or Adjust according to your taste
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsps
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – Fist full
  • Few curry leaves finely chopped
  • Oil to deep fry
Procedure to make Garelu / Medu vadai / Ulundu vadai / Masala Garelu
  • Wash and soak split black gram or urad dal for overnight or for at least 4 to 5 hours. (If you soak for overnight, the batter will be more fluffy and increases in volume).
  • When you are using split black gram, clean and remove the skin of soaked split black gram and drain out all the water, for best result of garelu i prefer to use only split black gram. After cleaning, even if any little bit of skin is remaining. You can go through it. Here instead of split black gram, you can even use urad dal of your choice. 
  • Grind in a wet grinder in a coarse paste. Here the batter should be light and fluffy. Do not use any water while grinding, if required you can use like one or two tbsps. When you are using mixie jar grind it in a small batches until it done but do remember the mixie jar should not become hot while grinding.
  • After grinding you can even check the batter consistency, by dropping little amount of batter in a cup of water as shown in the video. here the batter should raise immediately in water and this is the perfect consistency. If not, beat the batter for few minutes and check the consistency.
  • Now by using this batter, I am going to prepare, half the quantity for plain garelu and remaining half for masala garelu. Now take half the quantity and to this add a tbsp washed and cleaned split black gram (this is completely optional and here I took this separately before grinding), tsp of cumin seeds, enough amount of salt, tbsp rice flour. Mix it well completely and set this aside. Here these plain garelu we can make it for any festivals as naivedyam or prasadam.
  • Now take other half the quantity and add finely chopped ginger, enough amount of green chilies, enough amount of finely chopped onions, salt to taste, cumin seeds, finely chopped coriander leaves, finely chopped curry leaves, rice flour, you can even add slightly crushed peppercorns and a pinch of baking soda of your choice. Mix it well completely and set aside.  On the other side heat some oil to deep fry on a medium heat.
  • Now dip your hand in water and take small portion of plain batter. make it into round shape ball and flatten it on a banana leaf or even you can use plastic sheet of your choice. Now flatten this batter evenly and in a round disc shape, make a whole in the center. Take it out from banana leaf and slowly drop into hot oil. Fry until golden colour from all the sides on a medium heat and while frying do not crowd the pan, fry them in small batches until done and repeat the same process for remaining batter.
  • Transfer the fried garelu to paper napkin plate by using slotted ladle to drain out excess oil and repeat the same process for the remaining.
  • Now for masala garelu do the same process as we have done for plain garelu.  dip your hand in water and take small portion of batter. make it into round shape ball,  flatten it on a banana leaf evenly and in a round disc shape. make a whole in the center. Now Slowly Take it out from banana leaf and slowly drop into hot oil. 
  • Fry until golden colour from all the sides on a medium heat in small batches and repeat the same process for remaining batter. Transfer the fried masala garelu to paper napkin plate by using slotted ladle to drain out excess oil and repeat the same process for the remaining..
  • Here our tasty plain and masala garelu are ready now. Offer the plain garelu for god as naivedyam or prasadam and serve this plain garelu with sugarcane syrup for kids. they will definitely love it and for masala garelu, you can have it plain or with any chutney or sambar or with any non-veg curry of your choice.
Note:
  • Make sure, not to add any water while grinding. if required you can add one or two tbsps.
  • If the batter becomes slightly runny, don't worry you can add 1 or 2 tbsps rice flour and can make this garelu or vada.
  • If the batter is runny, don't worry by using the runny batter you can make into punugulu (small lemon size balls) by adding rice flour, salt, finely chopped onions, finely chopped green chilies, finely chopped coriander leaves and can serve it with any chutney of your choice.
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2 comments:

  1. I used to follow your recipes, all recipes are good including this Medu Vada Recipe. Thanks for sharing this Articles.

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