Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MASALA VADA


Ingredients:

1 Bowl Urad dal
1 Bowl Kala Channa/ black Channa
1 Bowl chopped spinach
5tbs Ginger
salt to taste
10 -15 green chilies(depending upon your spice scale)
Oil to fry


Advantages of Urad dal:


We offer urad dal, which is a bean popularly grown in southern Asia and
commonly used in culinary preparation like dosa, idli, vada, and papad.
Known for its nutritional properties, our skinless urad dal is widely
recommended for diabetic patients. Whole urad dal possesses the
properties of being unadulterated and high on protein.

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Advantages of Kala Channa:


• High in fiber (20%)

• High in protein (2 x higher than cereals)

• Low fat

• High in minerals and B vitamins

• Gluten-free

• Low glycemic index

• Low allergenicity

• Non-GMO

• Major source of zinc and protein

• Very high in dietary fiber
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Advantages of Spinach:

The health benefits of spinach are numerous and its ability to help prevent
or control diseases and health conditions. Spinach, like most green
vegetables,contains Lutein which is protective against eye diseases.
Researchers have identified compounds in spinach that function as
antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents. Another study has revealed that
spinach contains protein components which are used to lower blood
pressure. Apart from this Spinach is also good for bone health as it
contains bone-building nutrients including calcium and magnesium.
Spinach is said to be good for those with heart disease, arthritis, Anemia,
Tumors, Constipation, Insomnia, Obesity, Neuritis, High blood pressure,
Bronchitis, Colon cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Osteoporosis,
Dyspepsia and diseases of kidneys, bladder and liver.

If served raw, Spinach is a good source of vitamin C. By overcooking it
important Vitamins may be lost. Cooked spinach is a good source of iron.
Iron is a mineral that it particularly important for Women and Children who
have increased needs for iron.
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Preparation:



1. Wash and soak Urad dal and Kala Channa for 8-10 hours.

2. Grind Kala Channa, Urad dal, green chillies, salt, ginger to make it like

a thick paste.

3. Add chopped Spinach in to chana dal paste. Mix well.

4. Make lemon sized balls with the below mixture and press them flat and

deep fry until deep brown.

5. Serve them hot with Tomato chutney/coconut chutney.






6 comments:

Shanthi said...

Looks Yummy .. Padmaja! I can't wait to try it out. Your blogs look awesome .. nice work!

Padma said...

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Srinivas said...

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Srinivas said...

looks great

raji said...

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raji said...

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