Keerai Vadai Recipe with Murungai Keerai
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Tamil Nadu Special Keerai Vadai is made of Protein rich Channa Dal and Iron Rich Murungai Keerai. Crispy out and Soft inside Keerai Vadai is Very good evening snacks for kids.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian(Tamil Nadu)
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup Channa Dal(Kadalai Paruppu)
  • 3 dry red chilly
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic pods, chopped
  • ½ cup Murungai Keerai Chopped(drumstick leaves)
  • oil for frying
  1. Wash and Soak Channa dal (Kadalai Paruppu) in water at least for 2 hours and then drain the water completely add it to the mixie jar. Take a Tbsp of Soaked chana dal from the jar and reserve it for later use.
  2. Add the dry red chilly(i have added only 3 if you want you can adjust according to your taste buds) and Salt.(My mom will add a tsp of Saunf while grinding for extra flavour but I skipped here if you want you can add it) Grind it to a coarse batter without adding the water.
  3. Take the Ground dal in a bowl, add chopped onions, chopped garlic, chopped Murungai Keerai and then finally add the reserved dal, mix well.
  4. Make small balls out of the batter and then pat it.
  5. Heat the oil and fry it. Flip the other side and fry it. Make sure that the both side fried evenly.
  6. Once the Keerai Vadai turns golden and crisp then remove it from the stove. Now the Keerai Vadai is Ready to Serve.
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at