Vada Curry – Saidapetta Vada Curry – Idli Dosa Side Dish

Vada Curry

Written by Mullai

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  1. Gowri Shankar

    Hi, I’m not sure if you’d have heard about saidapet vadacurry and I’m from that place. As a saidapet native Mari hotel servers the best vadacurry in that geography and your recipe almost replicates that taste. I have tried today and it’s a super success. Thank you for the recipe

    1. Mullai

      So happy to hear Gowri☺️🙏you made my day! Well, I have not tasted Mari hotel vadacurry….but this is how we make at home and I personally kind of like the fried version compared steamed🤪 thanks dear Gowri for writing a feedback, really appreciate.

  2. aishani

    thanxs mullai for this xcellent recipe….i have had this vadacurry ,once in chennai ,long bk…n i was interested in trying it too ,but the deep frying part ,kept me away from it … i liked ur version of steaming the vadas…. n u have shown me a healthy as well as tasty curry. thanxs again….

  3. jesse

    I tried out this recipe yesterday. It came out good. I didn’t know vada absorb so much of water. There wasnt much gravy left. Will try again. Thanks a lot for ur recipe.

  4. Kannan c c

    hii mullai,

    it was an excellent recipe …i prepared this recipe fr the first time to impress my wife when she was away.This was her favorite recipe…and this dish turned out to be a Super Duper Hit ! thank u !

  5. bina zaveri

    Dear Mullai, New to the site. Excellent recipe. Brought back some child hood memories for my husband (who grew up in Chennai). In the recipe I added Perungayam(asfoetida) in the oil. Turned out really a great preparation! Thank you for sharing this recipe and keeping up the web site! Regards, Bina

  6. kaviarun

    Mullai, tried this yest’day. Superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrra irunthathu. First time i made and tasted vada curry. super combination for idlis. Thanks a lot.

  7. Ranjani

    Hi Mullai. Just tried the recipe. Came out good. The vadas came out little hard though I steamed only for 7 mins, but softened a bit once I put them into the gravy. I added little tamarind juice to make it little chatpata. Thanks once again for posting the recipe Mullai

  8. kavitha79

    Hi Mullai i tried this recepie it was really superb thanks a lot, now only i saw your website after that iam enjoying your recepie once agian thank u

  9. c_saratha


    I tried this today for idly.. super pa..exact quanities used as per the just came excellent pa!!!
    i am waiting for my hubby to taste it..
    he is going to have a surprise today!!!
    thanks to u mullai

  10. priyaS

    Thanks for the recipe Mullai .The first time i tried, it came a little dry (not saucy) . Next time , I sauted the onions , tomatoes and ground them and added it (Rest of the procedure as you said ) .. Came out good.

    1. Mullai

      Hi Rose, you can add little water, in case if it sticks to the bottom. Juicy tomatoes should work, if not no harm in adding water. 

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