Sunday 25 November 2018

Leek Masal Vada/Leek Channadal Fritters/Leek Paruppu Vadai

Leek is one of the most fabulous vegetable which i never forget to grab whenever they shows their head in our farmer's market. Usually they can be found easily during fall and winter season. French people uses this vegetable for making some creamy or chunky soups out of them. But being an Indian, i do make some delicious Indian dishes out this vegetables. Leek belongs Onions, scallions, chives,garlic, shallots familly, their edible part is their leaves though people calls them as stalk or stem. I came to know about this vegetable once i came to France, seriously i love this vegetable, as they have a subtle flavor personally for me. Earlier my kids are not fans of this vegetables but now they are grown up hence they know very well the nutritional benefits of this vegetable and they just love their bowl of leek soup.

Leek Masala Vadai,Leek Vadai

However am posting my today's recipe aka Leek masal vada for this week's theme, yes my theme for this week is Kid's delight - Veggies sneaked in, such an interesting theme na. I seriously enjoyed this theme thoroughly. As much as every mom, even i had to struggle to feed my kids earlier with vegetables, hence i adapted few techiniques to feed them easily the vegetables even without their knowledge. Deepfried snacks works awesome with kids, obviously i will definitely add some vegetables. Hence i dished out this leeks loaded masala vada, leeks replace very well the onions in this vadas and trust me the flavour of the leeks makes this vadas more flavourful and delicious.

Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Srividhya, themed on "Veggies Sneaked in"

Leek Channadal Fritters, Leek Masal Vadai

1+1/2cups Channadal
1/2cup Leek (chopped finely)
3nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
Few Curry leaves
2nos Garlic cloves
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Coriander leaves (as per need)
Oil for deepfrying

Soak the channadal for atleast 3 hours.

Grind the soaked channadal, dry red chillies,garlic cloves,fennel seeds as coarse paste without water, if its too hard to grind,just sprinkle some water.

Add the chopped leeks, chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves,chopped ginger pieces, curryleaves and salt, mix everything well.

Leek Masala vadai

Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying, take a small ball from the grounded mixture, flat them in your palms and gently drop them in hot oil.

Fry them until they get well cooked, strain the excess of oil with a paper towel..

Serve hot with spicy coconut chutney.

Vegan Leek masal Vadai, Leek ChannaDal Fritters



Gayathri Kumar said...

The masal Vadas looks so delicious Priya. Adding leeks in the dough will help in masking the flavour and it is a great way to feed kids.

Rafeeda AR said...

I would always want to try soup with leeks... love this way of making masala vada, I love masala vada, and I wouldn't mind any extra veges sneaked in...

Pavani said...

OMG Priya, those masala vada look sooooo crispy and delicious. LOVE the idea of adding leeks to vada - these must have tasted AWESOME.

code2cook said...

I have not tasted leek and cant even recognize until it is written. But if u say leeks are in this masala vada then would definitely love to try. Looking superb.

Unknown said...

Wow!! That vada looks super yum. I have never used leeks.. After looking at these gorgeous vada, I am planning to try it.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

That is a wonderful idea to sneak in leeks in the vadai. I am not a big fan of leek flavors in soups and almost try to avoid it every time. I will definitely be trying this soon.

Srivalli said...

This masala vada is simply superb!..what a sinful one to make priya..

Chef Mireille said...

what a great use of leeks - looks delicious