What You Need To Know About South Indian Vadas

by Sandeep Malik Seo Executive in

Do you know South Indians are famous for the combination of taste with health in their recipes? This specialty has not only made it famous in the southern part of the country, but also in other parts of the country. Some of the few South Indian foods are idli, dosa, yoghurt rice, Kozhikode biriyani, sambhar, lemon rice, etc. Vadas are among the most famous snacks that children love. They like to have different variants of the vadas for breakfast or evening snacks.

Types of Vadas

Masala vada, beetroot vada, moong daal vada, onion vada, cabbage  vada, dahi vada ,sambhar vada, ulunddhu vada, bread vada, sabudana vada , chana daal vada, milagu vaa, keerai vada, aamai vada,vazhai poo vada etc.

South Indian Vada Origin

Sambhar Vada also known as Medu vada is the Indian doughnut. It is favourite south Indian food and an indispensible part of everyday south Indian cuisine. Vada’s are made of disk-shaped dough prepared from lentils and rice flour. These are usually crispy on the outside but soft inside. The word Medu means soft. These are especially prepared during south Indian pujas. Interested cooks can find sambar vadi recipe in hindi and prepare the traditional dish.

Sambhar Vada

Vadas are usually accompanied with Sambhar. Sambhar is another South Indian famous dish which is a kind of vegetable stew, known to be sour in taste.

If it comes to the history of tasty Sambhar there are different sayings about it, some people say Sambhar originated from Karnataka, where Sambaru Padartha in Kannada means mix of spices and Condiments. The alternate explanation says that the word Sambhar came from the old Tamil word Champu meaning ground or paste dissolved in tamarind pulp. Yet another source says that the root has come from the unrelated South East Asian dish called Sambol.

Variants of Sambhar

The basic ingredients of Sambhar are toor dal and spices like cumin, turmeric, curry leaves, spices and lots of vegetables. It is the complete dish where you don’t need to make any separate vegetable. The spices added work as anti-oxidants. The lentil provides protein and the veggies give us the benefit of fibre. It is seasoned with a teaspoon of oil. It is seasoned with a teaspoon of oil. It is so easy to prepare that people often use to call it the bachelor’s dish.

Some variants of sambhar are vegetable sambhar, tiffin sambhar, varutharacha sambhar, kerela sambhar, tomato sambhar, sambhar rice, mysore sambhar rice, kathirikai sambhar, vengaya sambhar, mullangi sambhar, vendakkai sambhar, udipi sambhar, red amarnath sambhar, black eyed beans sambhar or pumpkin sambhar, malwani sambhar , black peas sambhar and many more.

Tasting sambhar and vada

The vada and sambhar is a great combo and a very common food in the south Indian lanes. It is easy to cook and healthy to consume. There is no health issue concerned with the dish so, no problem if the kids ask for some more. Let them fulfil their appetite with this awesome dish. It is a traditional dish that has the flavour of India.   

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