This is the popular dish of odisha..me and my husband are big fans of this curry with rice or roti... Looks yum easy to make & healthy...I had this recipe written down ages ago in one of my recipe diaries. I had the habit of writing down recipes that I found interesting but I rarely trying them out hehheh....my mother makes this curry once in a month & I just love this curry...the vada is made of Channa Daal and coconut paste...this is tatsy, easy to make , simple & healthy recipe...so friend withoutmuch ado lets start the recipe..
Chana dal- 1 cup (soaked in water for 3-4 hrs)
Coconut grated- 1 ½ cup
Potato – 2 medim size (cut length wise)
Onions – 2 medium size chopped
Ginger garlic paste-2tblsp
Red chillies – 2 pcs
Tomato- 1 large size chopped
Turmeric- ½ tsp
Cumin Powder-Coriander Powder- 1tsp each
Bay leafs- 2 pcs
½ tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves of garlic
Garam masala powder- 1tsp
Salt as per the taste
Drain water from channa dal , Mix channa dal , grated cocout, salt,red chillies, cumin seeds, 2cloves of garlic & make fine paste . Don’t add water to it.the batter should be thick like vada batter. Add salt & mix well. make small small vadas from the batter. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and shallow fry the vadas till light golden brown. keep them aside.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai. Put the potatoes & shallow fry for 5-7 min. Till they turns to light brownish colour.
In a another pan, add oil, bayleafs and onions. When onions turn to golden brown in colour, add the G-G paste & tomatoes.Add turmeric powder, Cumin - Coriander powder and red chilli powder to the masala and saute till oil separates from masala. Then add the fried potatoes to the masala and mix well. Add 2 cups of water to the masala & cover the pan. Let the curry boils & When it starts boiling, add the Nadia bara’s and cook for another 3-5 mins. Don’t over cook the baras as they may break in the curry. Add garam masala powder. Mix gentely. your nadia bara tarkari is ready to serve now. Serve hot with roti / Rice.