Sunday, August 7, 2011

KARI VADAI RECIPE . MEAT AND LENTILS FRITTERS RECIPE


KARI  VADAI (MEAT AND LENTILS FRITTERS)
UMM MYMNOONAH    

My special Guest Post  is by Umm Mymoonah from India. Her recipe Kari Vadai (Meat and lentil fritters) makes an excellent Iftar in ramadan. I used to send emails to Umm Maymoonah and get replies from a lady called “Ayeesha” .  Unswure if i had made a mistake- one day I asked umm mymoonah for clarification, she  said  that her name is actually  Ayeesha, “Umm” means mother and Mymoonah is Ayeesha’s daughter  that  means SHE IS AYEESHA OR  MOTHER OF MYMOONAH… got it !  
Let’s get to know more about  her-  
BLOG URL:     http://tasteofpearlcity.blogspot.com/
Ayeesha-  I was born and brought up in India, in a small town called Tuticorin (Tamilnadu State). Tuticorin is also called Pearl City, hence comes the name of my blog, 'Taste Of Pearl City'.  
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.  Just after completing my degree, I got married, that's when my Culinary journey started. 


 After getting married since my husband's work was in UK, we lived in UK for nearly 4 years.  Since UK is a Multicultural society with it's growing immigrant population, you can find people from different ethnic region.  Luckily I had a chance to mingle with these people and learn more about their food.  Whenever we have a get itogether in UK we can find different exotic food from different region, from Mediterranean to Asian, Chinese, British, South African the list just grows.  Seriously I'll be stumbled to see the varieties.  Also my husband is a person who is not fuzzy about food, so he likes to try different food and enjoys it a lot and gives me tips to improve the recipe also,  that's the big boost for me in cooking.

Initially I had no idea of starting a blog, I used to think there are some millions of food blogs in web, why do I have to start one.  It was my husband who initiated this idea and made me do this and that was definitely a good thing he did.  Now I know there may be millions or zillions of food blogs, but mine is always special to me, I have learnt a lot of lessons through this blog and gained some wonderful experience in interacting with different lovely bloggers.  


I have to thank my husband for all these things, since he is the one who always supports me in blogging, sitting patiently when I take photographs, buying the crocs which I ask, he was also kind enough to get me even a DSLR when I asked for it.  Also big hugs and thanks to all my lovely fellow bloggers and readers who constantly supports me with their encouraging words, without those words I wouldn't be really blogging.  Thank you Ms.Wan for giving me this opportunity to share my thoughts, you are doing a great job here.
  
Since Ramadhan is here, I would like to share Kari Vadai (Meat and lentil fritters).  This is something which we have for our Iftar with Kanji (Soup).  This vadai can be prepared with uncooked meat also, but I cooked the meat and then used for fritters, since it reduces the cooking time for vadai, also you don't have to worry whether the inside is cooked or not and your oil doesn't get spoiled with all the meat fat. Hope you all enjoy this recipe.
KARI  VADAI (MEAT AND LENTILS FRITTERS)
Ingredients:
Chana dhal- 150 g
Boneless lamb- 150 g
Onion- 1 small sized finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Chilli powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp finely chopped
Lemon juice- 1/2 tbsp
Salt as required
Oil for frying

Method:
Soak the chana dhal in water for 2 hours.  Finely chop the lamb pieces and marinate with turmeric, lemon juice, salt and 1/2 tsp of garam masala.  Add oil in a pan, add the meat pieces  and cook  until the meat is completed cooked.   Now grind the chana dhal by adding very little water into a thick coarse paste.  Once the dhal looks coarsely ground, add the meat and grind it again.  Meat should also look like coarse pieces in the dhal.  Now add the spices, salt, onion and ginger garlic paste.  Mix it well.
Heat oil in a pan to shallow fry, once the oil is hot enough to fry, make patties out of the mixture and drop it in hot oil, keep the flame in medium and cook it on both sides until it looks golden brown in colour.  Serve the hot vadai's with green chutney.
Note:
To check the oil is hot enough, drop a small amount of mixture in the oil, if it comes bubbling up immediately then the oil is ready to fry.

That's it, hope I have given you the required information.  If you have any concerns please let me know.  Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity.  Have a great day
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36 comments:

  1. hello Ms.Wan..what is Chanah Dhal?..I love going to your site because it always gives added knowledge..passing by Ms.Wah *hugs*

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  2. thank you Ms.Wan for dropping by my site and answering..*hugggssss*..have a nice day :)

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  3. Lovely guest post, Ayeesha! Fantastic and delicious fritters, nicely flavored :)
    Thank you Maznah for your kind words on my recipe. Hoe you give it a try :)

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  4. Hmmm really tempting.. also first time I come across having meat in! All these while it came plain.

    When I was in the plantation, each week my gardener, a devout Hindu, would bring me a plateful, he fast once a week, however no meat, only vegetarian dishes. I love the crunchy taste of lentils in this fritters.

    Thank you for sharing.
    BTW - always curious when Garam Masala is being added to Indian dishes. Went around looking for a bottle.. never seem to find any.

    Is it a mixture of mixed spices powders where I can prepare myself?

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  5. Hello Ms Wan, Thank you for publishing my recipe, I feel really honoured.
    To Sie, Chana dhal is a form of dried chickpeas, you can find chana dhal in all Indian grocery stores. Hope it helps :)

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  6. Very creative and my hubby will love that lamb added inside. Yummy looking goodies.

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  7. Woow, this really looks fantastic!

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  8. lovely crunchy snack....thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it :)
    A Girl's Diary

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  9. Lovely dish..specially the addition of meat to the vadais...I have tried it with chicken once.
    Ayeesha, I never knew that Tuticorin was also known as pearl city...I thought only Hyderabad was given that name.

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  10. Those fritters look fingerlicking! I love it.

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  11. wow...awesome fritters...feel like reaching out n grab one..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Great Post Ayeesha.. Just in time for Ramadhan !!
    Perfect combo with Kanji like u said ...

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  13. sounds full of spices. I love it!!!

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  14. i love umm's recipes! lentil fritters sound awesome :D. everyone, check out her blog - she made these beautiful apple muffins yesterday!

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  15. Wonderful guest post Ayeesha !!

    Ms Wan..do share ur version of coconut rice too :)

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  16. THANKS FOR SHARING AS WE KNOW ABOUT AYEESHA THOUGH I VISIT HER LOG WHICH HAS WONDERFUL SPACE
    IST TIME HERE VERY INTERESTING BLOG HAPPY TO FOLLOW U . VISIT MY SITE

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  17. This looks like a lovely dish. Great combination of meat and lentils.

    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

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  18. Many thanks for most appreciated visits and comments to:
    Sie, ambreen, chandrani, Katrina, nava, marina, kushi, shobha, angie, jay, mehjabeen, cindyrina, junia, sobha shyam, santosh and Spoon and chopsticks. Also to anciro at shout mix.

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  19. hi wan, thank you for dropping by my blog, appreciate that! So glad to know anothe rfood blogger from malaysia. also many thanks to umm for sharing this lovely fritters recipe with us! shall come back more often.

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  20. Hi Wan, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments. You have a very nice space. Happy to be your new follower. Loved thsi guest post.

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  21. That is an interesting recipe. We have never tried it at home and I think I have had it couple of time.

    It is nice to see that you have lots of guest writers!

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  22. It would be great having this for iftar. :)

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  23. my favorite..lamb..and also chickpeas..I love even the plain chickpea fritters.

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  24. Salam Ms Wan, nice to see your blog thru Ayesha's..saya dari Malaysia too! but have been living in the Uk for years and years. Are u in health fields too, I can see a lot of health related stuff here.
    Bile senang2, visitla my web jugak..and selamat berbuka puasa, Ramadhan Mubarak!

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  25. Nice to heared about you ayeesha ,
    kerai vadai very perfect for ramadan kanji..

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  26. Many thanks to Lena, the kitchenaffaire, sailor, zareena, balqis, syed alfandi, jehanne and jaleela kamal for your visits and sweet comments
    have a nice day

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  27. Wonderful guest post.

    First time here and you have a wonderful space. Glad to follow you.


    -Lavanya
    My Recent Post: Peanut Butter Pillows

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  28. i lie this vadai with mutton in it.. very appetising

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  29. Thank you for all the wonderful bloggers who left your sweet comments, enjoyed going through your lovely words. Also many many thanks to Ms.Wan who gave me this great opportunity.

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  30. Another lesson - is Chana Dhal = chick peas?
    Would love to try this !

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  31. This coming Christmas, I would go over this recipes and probably prepare one on Christmas eve. If not, definitely on New Years Eve. I found the food great and good to eat.

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  32. I tried this recipe and it was great!! My husband loved it!So I am sharing it on my blog,Salt,Sour,Sweet&Bitter..
    Do drop in When you are free..:)

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  33. Hi cookingvarieties,OOps sorry to say that you have got it wrong.I got this recipe from your blog,made it and simply loved it and shared it!That's why i commented thinking it was yours,sorry.Then i realized I was wrong and went to Umm Maymoonah's blog and followed her recipes.Sorry for the confusion.And i've to tell you this your blog is simply amazing!!

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