Saidapetta Vada Curry Recipe | Vada Curry Recipe Steamed Vada Curry


Vada Curry is one of my favorite curry which is made with fried masala Vada cooked in a spicy south Indian gravy. Vada is a very famous recipe in Tamil Nadu, it goes very well with Idli, Dosa, Poori ,Pongal & parotta Vada curry recipe / Chettinad Vada curry recipe is nothing but our regular masala vadai, cooked in tomato based gravy and tempered with aromatic spices. If you are grinding for masala Vada, soak little bit extra to prepare this flavorful gravy.

Looking for a unique and flavorful curry recipe to try? Look no further than our Saidapet Vada Curry recipe! This classic South Indian dish features crispy vadas simmered in a spicy and aromatic tomato-based gravy. Our recipe is easy to follow and uses simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, our step-by-step instructions make it easy to create this delicious and satisfying dish at home. Serve your Saidapet Vada Curry with steamed rice or dosas for a complete and flavorful meal. Impress your family and friends with the rich and unique flavors of this traditional South Indian dish!

Low fat steaming version of vadai can be made and add in the gray. But in hotels deep fried vadas are crumbled and used. So I followed the recipe and deep fried the Vada, used it. Off to the recipe This Vada curry is extremely flavorful especially the finally seasoning makes it scrumptious! The melt in your mouth masala Vada completely drenched in flavorful gravy makes it absolutely drool worthy!

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Saidapetta Vada Curry Recipe | Vada Curry Recipe Steamed Vada Curry

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 2 hour Cook Time 30 min Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Main Ingredients

To prepare fresh coconut paste

To temper

To prepare Vada batter

how to make vada curry

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  1. Soak Chana Dal / Kadalai paruppu for 2 hours. Drain the water completely and transfer it to a blender and also add fennel seeds, dry red chilies , required salt and grind it to a coarse paste.

  2. Fry the Vada mix in oil until golden . Once golden remove from oil and break them into small pieces and keep it aside

  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon stick, cardamom , bay leaves and cloves. Add finely onions, some salt and saute until the onions turns golden.

  4. Then add ginger garlic paste sauté it until raw smell goes off. add green chilies also.

  5. Now add tomato ,sauté it until soft & mushy.

  6. Now add Turmeric powder, coriander powder, Garam masala powder and chili powder

  7. sauté it until raw smell goes off .also oil separate.

  8. Add 5-6 cup water ,salt & mint leaves. Wait until boil.

  9. meanwhile grind coconut with cashew nuts & fennel seeds using 1/4 cup water

  10. once it s boiled add the broken masala vadai and cook for few more minutes.

  11. Now add coconut paste, cook another 3-4 minutes in medium flame.

  12. Finally add chopped coriander & mint leaves then switch off the flame.

  13. Our Delicious Vada Curry is ready to be serve.


  • You can make this recipe with the leftover masal vada as well.
  • Add enough water as it requires lots of water.
  • Instead of fried vada you can steam cook the vada batter too
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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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