Janmashtami- celebrating the birth of lord Krishna, is one of the most popular festivals of India. This festival like most of the Indian festivals is celebrated with much fervor and zest. And the festivities are not complete without festive food.
Tenga Vade (Rice Flour-Coconut Fritters) is my mother-in-laws recipe (most of the South Indian recipes I make ,I have learnt from her.), which we made for Janmashtami along with some sweets.
- 3 cups rice flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour (Maida )
- 3/4 cup coconut freshly scrapped
- 6 - 7 green chillies coarsely ground(you can also use dry red chilly powder)
- to taste salt
- oil as required for deep frying
- Mix Rice flour, Maida, coarsely ground chillies, scrapped Coconut and salt.
- Heat oil in a kadai( Wok).
- Add about 1 tbsp hot oil to the flour mixture and mix well.The mixture should resemble bread crumbs.
- Add little water and mix well so that everything comes together into a tight dough.
- Take a small lemon sized ball from this batter and flatten it on your hand (or a cotton cloth or a plastic sheet whichever is convenient) to make very thin vadas (fritters).Make a hole in the middle with your finger.
- Drop the fritters gently one by one in hot oil and fry till they become golden brown and crisp
- Drain on apaper owel. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
These vadas stay for 5-6 days,that is if they are not over by then.
Leave a Reply