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End of the Week – Soya Fritters ( Vadai )

Whew, I am really relieved that this week is coming to an end. Been really busy – But always sneaked-in some time too see other food-bloggers’ sites – Too good to miss 😉

Hey ! I found out just now Kitchenmate has included me in her meme. Been here just over 2 weeks ! Thank you kitchen mate 🙂 🙂

Well for this weekend I made soya fritters today. I saw this recipe a long time ago in Nutrela website and impressed by the nutrient content of the dish. I did not want to use bengal gram because simply I did not have time wait until its soaked. So I used Udaichakadalai ( or pottu kadalai ) – That is putnaalupappu in Telugu and Dhalia in hindi and Roasted chick peas( click here for the nutrition info) in English. Also I found adding dhalia makes the vada / fritters crispy.


– soaked soya chunks/granules ( around 12 ) – if you have no time to soak pour hotwater over the soya and let it sit for 10 mins
– roasted chickpeas one handful ground in a coffee grinder
– onion 1/2 of a medium sized onion finely chopped
– ginger garlic paste half tsp
– green chillies chopped ( optional ) – number depends on how hot you want I would add 1 chilly
– cilantro chopped ( optional )
– garam masala powder half tsp ( optional )

Balls ready to be flattened and friedBalls Ready to be flattened and fried

1) Grind the soaked soya chunks, ginger and garlic, chillies in a blender – with very little water

2) Add the roasted chickpeas powder the ground paste ( its ok if its coarse)and mix well without lumps.

3) Add chopped onions, cilantro, garammasala powder and salt

4) Make into round balls of equal size and flatten it out in the palm of your hands and deep fry in oil.

5) Njoy with ketchup or any chutney
halved fritters with ketchup


April 7, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Neat idea … I like soya chunks …!! Will have to try it!

    Comment by Anjali | April 7, 2006 | Reply

  2. HI,
    i like soya chunks .
    Nice idea.

    Comment by Vineela | April 7, 2006 | Reply

  3. what a neat idea and what a lovely picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Santhi | April 7, 2006 | Reply

  4. a very innovative recipe.. love the soya fritters .. they look delicious can wait to taste em.. shall try making it soon.. thank u for the recipe

    Comment by Priya | April 7, 2006 | Reply

  5. cool idea! I’ve never had soy chunks and this sounds good. The picture with the cut’lets is really cute!!


    Comment by Saffron | April 7, 2006 | Reply

  6. I love soya chunks this idea of urs is cool.

    Comment by Tanuja | April 8, 2006 | Reply

  7. Neat recipe and goes to my “must do’s”. I always try to include soyachunks regularly in our cooking. I am certain to try it (**deep frying***)

    Comment by Kitchenmate | April 8, 2006 | Reply

  8. Great idea. Neat work.

    Comment by Puspha | April 8, 2006 | Reply

  9. the picture makes me want to try this cool dish.good one.

    Comment by Sumi | April 10, 2006 | Reply

  10. Good picture of the vadai, Revathi. I saw it at Anthony’s Curry Mela and got curious. I am adding you to my blog roll. Hope you don’t mind.

    Comment by Vaishali | April 11, 2006 | Reply

  11. I tried it today, Revathi….but mine literally went to pieces. It separated in the oil…don’t know why. That’s only made me more determined to try it again so I can get it right. However, it still tastes good. Can’t call mine fritters,though…will have to think up a different name.

    Comment by Jayashree | August 3, 2006 | Reply

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