Nov 11, 2008

Venkayya ( Onion ) Vadams

Vadam means sun dried vegetables that can be
made in summer and store it for year long..Venkaya
vadam is one of them..Though the process is tedious
the result is worth the labor..Amma used to make this
every summer...
Small onion - 3 kg
Urad dal - 1 cup
Red chillies - 30
Garlic - 3
Salt to taste
Mustard - 1 tblsp
Jeera - 1 tblsp
Hing - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 bunch
  • Soak urad dal with enough water.
  • Peel the skin of onions and chopped into big pieces.
  • Chop garlic and curry leaves and add this to the onion.
  • Add mustard , jeera ,turmeric to the onion.
  • Grind dal with chillies , salt and hing till butter like consistency.
  • Mix urad dal batter to the onion.
  • Take a polythene sheet or white doti .
  • Roll the vadam into bite size in the dhoti leaving some space between each.
  • Keep it under the hot sun for 2 days.Turn the vadam and let them dry for another 2 days.
  • Store it in a airtight container.
  • When needed deep fry in the oil or fry in the MW for 2 min with 1 tsp of oil.

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Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..lovely..we call it Piyava makes a big stock during having it with rice and dal..;-)

Madhavi said...

oh mast entry, vada looks delicious yummmm!!!

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely .Make a big stock and store it and whenever you want relish it by frying.Lovely with rice

Priya said...

Vadam looks simply fabulous Kamala..would love to pick some from u..shall i??

Cham said...

Running out of vadam Kamala... Great things to store ahead

Bhawana said...

Thats a good one :). and sure that it wud taste great with tea. we too make few things like that drying in sunlight and later fry them.

Madhu said...

Thanks for the recipe Kamala, i like the onion taste in vada/papad.

Medhaa said...

never heard of this sounds very interesting

Divya Vikram said...

My grandma used to make loads of this vengaya vdagam and distribute it to many..Did u make it here akka?

G.Pavani said...

lovely vadams...looking yummy and delicious

Uma said...

wow, those vadams look so good Kamala! Planning to make some vadams this summer.

sunshinemom said...

I don't make them anymore but vadams are still my favourite! I love them with rasam and rice or bisi bele bath.

Laavanya said...

I love vengaya vadam with curd rice or when added to aviyal.. Did you make a batch here kamala?

lakshmi said...

who peeled the 3 kgs of small onions for you? you are downplaying the labour bit i tell you - can't imagine all the peeling!!!!

Sireesha said...

wow, those vadams look so good and delicious Kamala :)

ranji said...

wow u made these from divya says we call it peevya odi..i bought some here from my recent india trip....hats off tou for the hard work and patience!!!lovely post!!!

Roopa said...

mmm, they look so crispy and tasty:)