After a long and exhausting day, all we want is something wholesome and delectable to lift our spirits and make us smile. For that, we need something quick and simple that can be prepared in a matter of minutes, nothing complicated. A steaming bowl of dal chawal or a hearty plate of roti sabzi, these delectable combinations make for the ideal post-work meal. Another delectable pairing is quintessential South Indian medu vada and sambar. We're salivating just thinking about crispy on the outside and mushy on the inside vadas dipped in a steaming hot bowl of sambar. This combination is the ultimate comfort food for any occasion!
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To save the fermentation time, we bring you an easy poha medu vada recipe that is ideal for time-pressed weekdays. Poha, as you probably already guessed, is what Poha Medu Vada is made of. The taste and texture of poha make it an excellent substitute for overnight soaked dal, and your South Indian breakfast will be ready in minutes, without any fuss. You only need poha and curd to make these crunchy quick vadas. For sambar, we bring you a quick and easy recipe. Microwave sambar is made by adding onion and salt to soaked arhar dal and cooking it in the microwave for 5 minutes. It is then stirred and cooked for another 10 minutes until it reaches 70%. For the complete recipe of medu vada and sambar, read below.
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Medu Vada And Sambar Recipe: How To Make Medu Vada And Sambar:
Medu Vada Recipe:
Wash the poha in a bowl, then drain the water and set aside for a while. Meanwhile, chop all the ingredients. Once done, add a little curd to the poha bowl and begin mashing; continue mashing until a soft dough forms. Then add all of the remaining dry ingredients and thoroughly mix. Click here for medu vada recipe.
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Microwave Sambar Recipe:
In order to save time, soak the arhar ki dal for half an hour in 2 cups of warm water. Then, cook for 5 minutes, covered, with salt and onions. Stir again and cook until 70% done for another 10 minutes. Mash or blend the dal to a smooth consistency. Add the sugar and sambhar masala.
In a separate bowl, combine the mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilies, and oil. Cook for 3 minutes on high flame. Click here for the detailed microwave sambar recipe.