keera vadai recipe, how to make keera vadai | spinach vada
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keera vadai - crispy fried donuts shaped dal fritters with healthy spinach. popular south indian snack.
Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 10
  • 1 cup urad dal
  • ½ cup keerai(spinach),finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies,chopped finely
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • ¼ cup water for grinding(approximately)
  • oil for frying
  1. Soak dal at least for an hour in water and then grind it.Sprinkle water little by little and grind it, don’t add more water at a time. Take the batter in a bowl. Clean the fresh spinach and add the chopped spinach, chilies, ginger and salt with the vada batter, Mix well.Mean while heat the oil in a kadai.
  2. Keep water in a bowl next to you and wet your hand.Then take little batter with the wet hand and flatten it.Drop a hole at the center.
  3. Drop it slowly in hot oil.keep the flame medium to low while frying.
  4. If one side become golden brown turn the other side and wait until it turn into light golden brown on both sides.Drain the oil and take out the vadai.If the vadai is very oily then add little rice flour,mix well and make vadai.
Grind the batter by adding little water,if the vada drinks too much water adjust it by adding a tsp of rice flour into it.
You can add any variety of keerai(spinach),preferably murungai keerai and sirukeerai tastes good.
We can add the black pepper while grinding instead of adding pepper powder.
Fry it in medium flame so that the vada turns crispy and also it will not get burn.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at