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This Vada is prepared specially on Kali Chaudas (A day before Diwali). It is also called Kakraat na vada or Chhum vada. Many Gujarati families still perform the ritual called ‘kakraat kadhvu(removing domestic rifts)’ by putting vadas and other stuff at crossroads for vehicals to crush them.

Moreover to the rituals, this vada is known for its unique taste. It is healthy too. There are many ways to prepare this vada, some use only rice and lentils and some people use Bajri flour, corn flour and sooji. But today I prepared with combination of both to make it more nutritious.

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Ingredient

Rice Flour – 1/2 cup

Urad flour – 1/4 cup

Moong Dal flour – 2 tbsp

Yellow corn flour – 1 cup

Besan – 1/2 cup

Bajri flour – 1/2 cup

Rava/sooji/semolina – 1/2 cup

Whole wheat flour – 1 cup

Sugar and salt to taste

Yogurt – 1 cup(should be sour)

 Oil – 3 tbsp

Garlic, Ginger and chili paste – 3 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Chili powder – 1 tsp

Oil for deep frying

 

Direction

1. Take all the flours and rava in a mixing bowl.

2. Add yogurt and mix it very well. Knead a soft dough. Add water if needed. Let this dough rest for 1 – 2 hours.

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3. Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger-garlic-chili paste. Saute it for few seconds. Add this into dough.

4. Season it with Chili powder, sugar, salt and turmeric powder. Mix it well.

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5. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying Vada. Apply water on fingers. Put vada batter on it. Flatten Vadas using fingers.

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6. Deep fry it until golden brown in color over medium heat. It will puff up.

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7. Your Vada are ready.

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Serve it with Curd, Sweet chutney or green mint chutney.


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  1. Dolly
    Dolly 5 November, 2014, 00:14

    Hi Dhwani,

    The recipe you shared is quite different using multi grain flour. I sure need to give it a try. The Kakraat na Vadas which we prepare is from fermented rice+chana dal flour.

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 5 November, 2014, 10:17

      Hi Dolly…
      You are right Dolly. Authentic way of making vada is with rice and chana dal flour. But I thought lets follow rituals in healthy way. So I used multi grain flour. Believe Me, it tastes so good and crispy too.
      Thanks.

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  2. Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey
    Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey 11 November, 2015, 05:27

    Never know about this authentic sweet.It looks very tasty and delicious

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