Rajma Vada with Chinese Twists


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We make Dal Vadas regularly at home. One day I planned to make Rajma vadas, and it turned out to be a very tasty and healthy food for my family. I gave it a Chinese twist and everyone just loved my new innovation.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 to 5 servings
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For The Vadas
1 cup rajma (kidney beans)
1/2 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 tsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
oil for dip frying

For The Gravy Sauce
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup sliced onions
1 tsp green garlic (lehsun)
2 tbsp cabbage
2 tbsp carrot
1 tsp capsicum
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt to taste

For Serving
4 to 5 noodle baskets
chopped spring onion greens for garnishing
  1. Soak the rajma for 5 hours. and chana dal for 4 hours. Drain and blend in a mixer into a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer the rajma and chana dal mixture into a deep bowl. Add the green chillies, ginger,onion, coriander, red chilli powder, garam masala, 1 tbsp of oil and salt. Mix well.
  3. Divide the vada mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into flat vadas.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, a few vadas at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.

For the gravy sauce

    For the gravy sauce
  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai and saute garlic and onions. Add green garlic, cabbage, carrot, capsicum and sauté high flame for one minute.
  2. Add soya sauce, chilli sauce and tomato ketchup and cook on a high flame for two minutes.
  3. Add salt, sugar and mix well and cook on a high flame for 30 seconds.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving add the rajma vadas to the hot gravy and serve immediately in the noodle baskets garnished with spring onion greens.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy242 cal
Protein12.9 g
Carbohydrates36.6 g
Fiber5.4 g
Fat5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium130.3 mg

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This recipe was contributed by Surekha Parekh on 16 Apr 2016

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