Friday, 12 August 2011

Nadia bara tarkari (coconut vada curry) Orissa style

This is the popular dish of 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 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 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.

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Amit Pattnaik said...

Must be delicious :) While U used chana dal to go with the grated coconut, I use pre-soaked rice with the grated coconut, along with jeera, whole red chilly to make the paste.
Next time I will try with chana dal.

Pranati Nath said...

hii..amit thanks for visiting my blog...haan mo maa b chaula batiki karanti...seita b badhiya lage.....u can use both of them....mane rice paste or channa dal paste...

Amaresh said...

wow ....

Sumee said...

Looks great...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow! the curry looks fabulous. Thanks a lot for linking...

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