Jowar Vada Recipe (Desai Vada)
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Gujarati
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Serves: 2
Jowar Vada Recipe (Desai Vada) - A delicious crunchy & appetizing sorghum or jowar fried fritters. Best tea time snack.
  • Jowar flour: 1 cup
  • Wheat flour : 1/2 cup
  • Dahi: 2 tbsp or as required
  • Green (hari mirch) paste : 1 tsp
  • Ginger (adrakh) paste : 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder (lal mirch): 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi) : 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds (til) : 1 tbsp
  • Soda bicarbonate : 1/4 tsp
  • Salt : 2 tsp or to taste
  • Oil: 3 cups for frying
To make batter for Jowar Vada
  1. First take 1 cup of jowar flour (sorghum flour) in a mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup of wheat-flour.
  2. To make this vada gluten-free replace wheat-flour with 1 1/2 tbsp of besan (chickpea flour).
  3. Now in the mixing bowl add yogurt (dahi) and water and mix well into batter. Keep aside the batter to ferment for atleast 5-6 hours.
  4. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Taste the batter for salt and adjust the seasoning if required.
  6. Jowar vada batter is ready. Let us fry vadas from this batter.
To deep fry Jowar vada
  1. Heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying.
  2. Just before frying take the jowar vada batter and add soda bicarbonate and mix well.
  3. Once the oil is hot, take a portion of jowar vada batter in hand and carefully place into hot oil. Repeat this step and put 10-15 vadas for frying in one batch.
  4. Using frying spoon turn the vadas and deep fry them until they becomes light brown in color.
  5. Take out the fried jowar vadas and put them on absorbent paper. Let the excess oil gets soaked.
  6. Crunchy delicious Jowar Vada or desai vada are ready to serve.
Jowar vada can be stored in an air tight container for 2-3 days.
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