This journey of BM has been personally very satisfying with the theme of Winter Delights, and I hope you have enjoyed the journey with me too:) If you have missed any of the previous 6 days posts, here is a quick recap:
Day 1 : Avarekaalu Saaru / flatbeans Sambhar
Day 2: Low Cal Paneer Makhanwala
Day 3 : Pepper Idli steamed in Banana leaves
Day 4 : Moong Dal Masala Buns & Oregano Soup sticks
Day 5 : Sugarfree Amla Mocktail
Day 6 : Choco Almond Rocks
Now, having lived soooo long in Bengalooru (Karnataka), there must have been ample times I would have travelled along with Bangalore - Mysore route : train or bus or car. Whatever the mode, one can't miss eating savoruing the deep fried delight - Maddur Vade. I could compose an ode to this dish describing how the crunchy snack melts in your mouth and the flavours spread all over your mouth : but all that can wait till you savour one bite of this deep fried delight. Winter gives us enough leverage to do just that - Enjoy these yummy deep fried delights with a cup of hot kapi (as the vendors would call out @ Maddur , enroute to Mysore) " Vade-Kaapi", "Vade-Kaapi", "Garamaagaram Vadai".... those sounds seem like music:till I gingerly ventured out to make these. This is generally served in leaf lined parcels (or newspaper bundles) along with Gatti Chutney (extra thick coconut chutney ground with chillies and coriander). But of the 10 odd vadais I made, there were just 3 left for snaps (God bless my kiddo - she saved 'her' vadai for me to take clicks, and not unlike Sherlock she demanded her pound of flesh - extra playtime in the evening and also that these vadais to be photographed on her pattu paavadai (silk skirt) as background.Well,I couldnt back out on either:))
Adapted from Lakshmi's recipe, under my mom's able direction, I made my first Maddur Vadai and was very pleased with myself. Look forward to making this often now.
Sending this to: BM Day 7, Radhika's Winter Carnival, Priya's bookmarked recipes. Check my marathoners here.
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