April 6, 2013

Oats Masala Vadai | Savoury Oats Fritters | Quick Tea time snacks


Oats in a different form. And deep fried delight. Its quite an oxymoron, isnt it ? Healthy fried delight... Try this out and you would love it. Oats is a standard ingredient in my grocery shopping and I keep looking for healthier and tasty ways to include it in our diet. 
After Oats Moong Tikki , Oats Upma , Oats Pongal and Oats Dosa, it was time for some indulgence. And what a protein packed and fibre rich snack it turned out to be. Its the Paruppu Vadai  / Aama Vadai (Lentil fritters) but with a twist.. Suited for parties and potlucks, this goes well with Coconut Chutney or Green Chutney.  Sending it to Day 6 of April Mega Marathon here.
Also to Mir who is hosting What's With My Cuppa

Prep time : 2 hours (soaking) + 15 mins grinding | Fry time : 15 mins | Makes : 20 Vadais
Spice level : Medium
Difficulty level : Easy

Ingredients:
Toor Dal / split pigeon pea- 1/4 cup
Channa Dal / Bengal gram - 1/4 cup
Oats - 3/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Fennel seeds (Saunf) - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 1 or 2 (adjust spice)
Green chillies -  2 or 3
Onions - 2 medium (finely chopped)
Oil - to deep fry

Method:
Soak the Dals with red chillies in warm water for 2 hours. Drain.
Dry Roast the Oats for 4 - 5 mins just so they turn warm to the touch. Cool in a wide plate. 
Soak Oats in water for 15 mins before grinding - the water should be adequate enough to just wet the Oats.
Grind the drained lentils with all other ingredients except onions and oil to a coarse mixture
Transfer the ground mixture and add chopped onions and mix well. 
Check for salt and spice level. Refrigerate for 15 mins.
Meanwhile heat the oil for frying (approx 2 cups) to medium hot
Make small flat roundels and fry the roundels (or vadais) till golden brown & crisp
Drain on absorbent paper
Enjoy hot with a cup of tea 

20 comments:

  1. Love love oats in anything, super crispy vadas..Feel like munching some.

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  2. I guess it's ok to indulge in deep fried love once in a while..:)

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  3. Never made vada with oats, yummy crispy and delicious.

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  4. Healthy and Crispy Dear...

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  5. Wahh very protein rich and crisp looking vadas nice color.. yes as valli said once in a while deep fried yummys ok...

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  6. Love to add oats sneakily :) This has been in my to do list for a long time now.

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  7. wow healthy version of masala vadai :) looks so delicious.. tempting me dear :)

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  8. nice twist to the regular masala vadas..looks nice and yummy.

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  9. Looks healthy and delicious!! :) http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  10. Deep fried goodness that no can resist! Beautiful vadais :)

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  11. Lovely beauties..sinful..no dear they are healthy too...oats hai na! ...no kidding they look very inviting.

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  12. u r soon going to take over for posting the highest number of oats based recipe, this is awesome way to use it, looks nice

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  13. Love the addition of oats to masala vada. They look crispy and delicious.

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  14. That's like PJ! There are so many oats recipes at her space. I too buy oats, always with an intention to make granola, but almost never make it :(.

    The vadas look super good!

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  15. I love the flavor of onions in these vadas. Love it.

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  16. Healthy vada, nice idea.

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  17. Love the vadas. Love the isea of sneaking in oats.

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  18. very tempting and crispy vadas.. superr idea of adding oats in there!!!!
    Sowmya
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  19. That's a smart way to incorporate oats into a traditional dish.

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