Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Anjaneyar vadai for Vada Maalai


We are ardent devotees of Lord Anjaneya, in fact literally talk to Him about our problems and believe it or not, either the worries are totally dissolved or there arises a solution instantly. We, as human beings are flooded with worries and dissatisfaction. We would like to have a smooth life sans problems, hurdles and disappointments. But, this is not possible and hence we look up to the Supreme for solutions. Such is the belief in Lord Anjaneya and have experienced many a miracles in our lives.


In Chennai, the Anjaneyar temple in the Alwarpet Co-operative bank is very popular. A daily visit to take the blessings of the Lord is a must, just to admire the 'Alangaaram' done by the priests with great love. Some days it used to be just butter and red cherries on it whereas other days Lord is adorned with fruits and we can keep gazing at Him without time limit. I always wanted to make the special vadais and make the Maalai myself, so decided to go on with the preparation. After browsing the web for a good procedure, I found Shanthi Krishnakumar's recipe very simple. . So, decided to go on with the same and finally made this vada maalai with great love to my Lord. A big thanks to her for publishing this recipe. The result was amazing. Here, goes the recipe. Vadai in stages








Contents
For about 108 + vadais, I used Urad dal - 2 lbs (To be soaked for only 20 min and ground coarsely. I used my dosa maavu grinder.)
Urad dal (raw) - 1/2 cup
Pepper corns - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves Salt



  1. Soak urad dal for 20 min and grind it coarsely with salt and pepper in a grinder with very little water. Water should be added constantly in very small measure to keep the grinder moving. I ground the mix for around 20 minutes.

  2. Add curry leaves and raw urad dal to the mix.

  3. Grease a plastic sheet and make small flat vadais with a hold in the centre.

  4. Deep fry the vadais in medium heat till it turns golden brown.

More than making the vadai, I enjoyed making the garland with those vadais and a divine moment when Lord Anjaneya of Livermore temple was adorned with it.


Jai Anjaneya!!!!!!!!!!!!!

33 comments:

  1. Looks divine,perfect and delicious vadai.

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  2. Fabulous ! A great garland for Anjaneyar:-)

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  3. Lovely vada mala!!! Perfect for the lord :)

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  4. OMg i love this a looooooooooooooooot and wish i can have some now.

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  5. snack looks delicious lovely presentation of the vada

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  6. wow what a lovely post.Its really nice to know that u made it yourself.

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  7. Fantastic crispy vadais.Great garland for Hanumanji.

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  8. That vada garland looks adoring and it would have been a wondrous moment when the Lord was clad in it...

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  9. Mmm...They look crispy and nice! Lovely garland...

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  10. Perfect vada malai for Anjaneyar.

    I totally agree with you. I have personally felt Anajaneyar always solves my problems.Whenever I am down I used to chant Hanuman chalisa.

    'Aur Devta Chitna Darehi
    Hanumant Se hi savre sukh karehi' is really true

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  11. snack looks delicious...lovely presentation !

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  12. Perfect vada malai we did offer vada malai last week at nanganallur ajeeneyar temple..its always a special moment offering this to Hanuman!!!

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  13. What an uplifting article. It's nice to read about your love for god and the amount of effort you took to make a garland for him. This tradition is new for me.

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  14. This is so new to me...thanx for sharing

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  15. perfect vada malai..thxs for sharing...

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  16. I have a lot of faith in Hanumanji myself and it was really nice to see you come up with your traditional mala in his honor!
    Happy Ram navami to you n your family.
    US Masala

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  17. Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :)

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  18. You also have a wonderful space. I was wanting to make these vadai's for long and did not know how o make them. You have put up a awesome recipe and i will surely try it out one day. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  19. delicious n lovely vada maalai..

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  20. Beautiful Vada Malai..The Garland looks perfect..and I can imagine the joy and satisfaction it must have brought to you and your family after you offered it to Hanumanji...

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  21. Wow! What an amazing malai - would love to eat at least half of those after you offer to Anjaneya - Jai bajrang bali ki!

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  22. Lovely vadai malai- really good :)

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  23. What a great garland and lovely recipe! Very interesting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  24. I remember having seen these vada maalai in the Hanuman temple and also got it as prasad.
    Plz collect an award from my blog.

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  25. Lovely vadas. I love this vada because of its crispiness.

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  26. Thanks for dropping by my space. These vadais remind me of my childhood days. My grandma used to make these for Hanuman temple too.

    Following you :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  27. My fav God...I believe him strongly he never fails to help me...n whenever I was happy n got my wishes done ...I use to express my thanks to him by adorning Him with this vadai malai...my tons of thanks to u for sharing this recipe n leading me to this lovely space....thanq dear ...following u :)

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  28. Thank u so much 4 ur comment in my space.. :) Hanuman is one of my Fav God..When ever will go Temple i'll search for this god first!!!Use to go all saturday to Hanuman Temple with Grandma in my College days...Very Nice Vadai Malai..Tons of thanks 4 the recipe... Glad to Follow u :)

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  29. Have tasted earlier. Thanks for sharing such a divine recipe.

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  30. Mam so nice to bump at ur blog and must tell me,I literally gained energy after reading ur positive blog...I also pray Anjaneyar a lot :) and alwarpet a?yenga area ku pakkam..thanks mam I shall try this recipe soon and prepare vadamala for anjaneyar :)

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  31. Thanks for the great post!! I used your recipe and the quantities you had mentioned to make vadamaalai for Anjeneyar!! Thank you very much! May Anjeneyar bless you with lot of happiness!!

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