Vada is a famous south Indian tea-time snacks. There are so many varieties of Vada one could imagine and get it all in a few minutes of cooking. In this blog, we will tell you how to make tasty Millet Vada/Ragi Vadai.
The fried snack is also called as wada ,vadai, bara and wadeh. Masala vada, methu vada, millet vada, chicken vada, mushroom vada, Cauliflower Vada and so many other Vada’s fill the evenings of most south Indian houses. Add to it, in the recent times, Vada is also getting popular in northern states and other parts of India.
It goes together with Masala Tea/ Coffee. You can follow our blog on how to make Masala Tea .
Ingredients for Millet Vada/Ragi Vadai.
|1.||Millet flour||1 Cup|
|2.||Rice flour||1/4 Cup|
|5.||Fennel seeds||1 tsp|
|9.||Coriander leaves||As required|
|10.||Curry leaves||As required|
Titbits on Ingredients:
Millet is one of the oldest cultivated crops known to originated in southern Asia especially India and her neighbouring countries. Brownhead , proso, barnyard and pearl millet are some of commonly known millet species. These are harvested for food and/or feed and are rich in nutrition which is good for healthy and regular digestion. Additionally it is good for treating diarrhea and proper kidney function.
A native of southern china and then spreading to India & rest of the world. Now India has become the largest producer of ginger. Moreover, it is popular for its medicinal nature and used to treat flu, vomiting, cold, headache, inflammation and coughs.
Fennel seeds :
According to Britannica, Fennel has its origin from southern European and Asia minor(present-day Asian part of Turkey).A temperate regional plant whose every parts is used for medicine ,aromatic and food. Add to that, it helps in purifying blood, improving eyesight, regulating blood pressure and reducing asthma symptoms.
Is said to be originated from middle Asia ,most particularly in West China Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. This pungent herb is one of the oldest cultivated plants and was worshiped by the Egyptians as a god. Additionally, it is believed to be used as local currency. Above all, it helps to lower cholesterol levels because of the anti-oxidant properties of Allicin and also immensely beneficial to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Is said to be originated from different geographical locations such as Ceylon, Indonesia, China, Vietnam and present-day Myanmar. Cinnamon with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are used to treat infections and repair tissue damage. It is also an natural food preservative.
How to make tasty Millet Vada/Ragi Vadai?
- Grind green chillies,ginger,fennel seeds,garlic cloves and cinnamon dryily without adding any water.
- Keep the grinded mixture aside.
- Take Millet flour and rice flour in an utensil .
- Add chopped onions,coriander leaves,curry leaves,salt and asafoetida to flour mixture.
- Sprinkle water and kneed the above mixture to make fine dough.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- After oil gets heated, change the stove to medium flame.
- Make small balls from the dough (step 2).
- Now flatten the balls into round shape.
- Drop it into the heated oil.
- Do the same with other balls of dough.
- Take out the fried Millet Vada from the pan.
- Switch off the stove.
Simple and healthy Millet Vada Ready.