Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Game Over ----------Yelai Vadam

After preparing Javarsi vadam , my next venture was making Yelai Vadam .I love Yelai Vadam .I remember those days when my grandpa and mom used to sit down and prepare this vadam every summer .I am a great fan of it .But i was feeling bad that i cannot make this vadam without the vadam stand which we get it in India .Then i came across our own friend Hema's Vegconcoctions preparation of Yelai Vadam .On that day i was really so much thankful to hema for she taking efforts to explain each and every step of preparing this vadam with out the stand .Thanks a lot hema .Here is my version of it .
Raw Materials Required
2 Cups - Rice
Salt as per taste
2 tsp of sesame seeds (white color)
Hing few pinches
Preparation Style

Soak the rice over night and grind it next morning .Make the same batter as we make for the dosai .Infact we should add some more water to it in order to make the batter light .Then add salt , sesame seeds and hing to it .Just over the batter with the plate and allow the it to ferment for a couple of days .Once you start getting the smell out of it then it is an indication that we can prepare the vadam .












Take same size plates .Apply little oil in the plates so that the vadam can be easily removed after steaming .Then take a small spoon of batter and pour it in the plate .Try to make a the same shape as dosai.Initially it would be little difficult , but after a couple of them the circle comes out very easily .On the other side , place the kadia in the gas with little water in it .This is required for steaming .Then place the plate in the kadai and allow it to steam for 2mts.Each plate requires to steam for 2-3 mts .Then remove the plate from the kadia and then try to take the vadam out of it .Then vadam comes out very easily.Place the vadam in a plastic sheet and allow it to dry in the sun .Now again apply oil in the plate and pour the batter and make small circles .Repeat this process until you complete the batter.Then after the vadam dries , it becomes hard.We need to keep the vadam in the hot sun for a couple of days. After that we fry those vadams in oil .Yelai Vadam ready .It taste great .Enjoy


This would be my entry for the MBP-EVENT--PRESERVE IT hosted by Coffee-The Spice Cafe

37 comments:

Hema said...

Hi Deepa,
So glad you tried them and they turned out well. It really is not as hard as I thought it would be. What do you think?

DEEPA said...

hey hema ....It was little difficult for the first time .But now i have made 3 sets of it for this year ..So i find it very simple and easy ...thks to you ...

Richa said...

beautiful presentation, deepa! i can see from ur post ur liking for those vadams :)
great job!!

Mishmash ! said...

You really got patience !! Yes, making the vadam is something I have seen only in movies and recently in blogs too :) Great job !

Shn

Prema Sundar said...

Thats really a good job done Deepa. Though its tough u had managed to do it very well without the vadam stand. Those fried vadams looks so inviting and nice.

Asha said...

I saw that at Hema's and loved it although I have no plans to make it.May be I should try after seeing your's!:)
My ajji makes them.We call it akki happala and it spreads like big saucers when fried!I used to love them.May be I will try Deepa.Your's turned out very well.

Asha said...

By the way,you can send this Coffee's MBP this month.It is a preserving stuff anyway barrowed from Hema,will make a perfect entry!:))

Sharmi said...

you sure must be having a great back yard. that is a lovely looking vadam. good work honey.

Suganya said...

Making yelai vadam is a mammoth task. My mom used to make it only with her sisters in my granny's house. I applaud you for this effort. I looooove this vadam.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deepa,

Great recipe and i would love to try it out but i live Michigan (in apartment) and i don't have a patio.Can i dry it in oven?.
thanks for the sharing the recipe
sk

Roopa said...

send it for Coffee's MBP, i am gonna make them seeing your version

archana said...

This is a good recipe for Coffee's event. After seeing yours and Hema's Vadams I feel like making it too.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW this is so different....Neve tried this before....Love it...

Cinnamon said...

I would see my grandmom preparing these, when I used to visit her in summer hols :)
Never tried them though! It looks easy. Should try once.
BTW thanks for stopping by my blog.

Taste of Mysore said...

Dasara stalls of Mysore have these applams where they deepfry and add chillipowder to it bf4 they serve. ummm will try sometimes. Btw thanks for stopping by my blog.Yellow Watermelon tastes wonderful, looks gorgeous too. Do try them if they are available at your place.

Vcuisine said...

Deepa could not resist really. I can eat just like that :) no need to dry also. During childhood most of the vadams will be finished before even drying. What a lovely taste. Thanks for reminding. Nice post. Viji

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks for leaving comment in my blog... Hey i was also from bombay after married. I have a flat in Thane...3yrs was in Bombay and 2yrs was in UK and now leaving in NY, US. Which place are you in bombay?

Nice blog yaar..wanted to try yelai vadam....

DEEPA said...

Thankyou richa and mishmash ....It was hard at first but then i am used to making this now .

Very true prema .I never thought that i could prepare a vadam without the stand , but it was hema's inspiration that i made it .

Thankyou asha ji , i am sure to send this to coffee's event .Thankyou for pointing this out to me .

Thankyou sharmi and suganya , i actually dont have a great backyard.I dried them in the dinning table and then in the basement .

Hey annoy...I am not sure abt the oven technique , but if u have sunlight coming in the bedroom then it should be fine .These dry up pretty soon.

Thankyou roopa and archana .I will surely post it in for coffee's event.

Thankyou Sukanya and Cinnamon .Do try it out when you find time '

Thankyou taste of mysore ..Will surely try the water melon soon .

Viji , I am also like you .Sometimes i eat them just after steaming them .It taste really good .

Thankyou Vanamala ......I used to live in juhu.But later on i moved to lucknow and then to chennai .Welcome to US soon .I live in st louis ....

Anonymous said...

Deepa - Awesome looking & tasting Vadams.. I have tried Deepa's Vadams & they r OUT OF THIS WORLD !! really yummy !!

Seema

Jyothi said...

Hi Deepa, really lovely vadams. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Laavanya said...

Wow Deepa I can't believe you make vadaams at home - that too something so complicated (not just grind and drop onto sheets). They look great.

ps said...

gr8 going girl

USHA said...

Hi Deepa,

Never guessed that it is vatthal...I thought it requires lot many process like preparing on stove top..dying in sun...so use to get happily from mom..

After seeing yours..feel that trying myself..its seems very easy too..Thanks alot.

DEEPA said...

Thankyou Seema ,Glad to know you really liked it .

Thankyou jyothi and laavanya and ps..It is not that difficult to make .Now i am really used to it .It taste great .

Very true usha ..preparing and drying in sun ..loads of job , but it is easy to do ...

Seema said...

Deepa, As others I always thought this was difficult to make. NOw after your step to step depiction I so much wanna try it out. Will bookmark it.

Kajal said...

Great post with lots of step by step photo.....Also come out nice. We also make same things in different way and call it Rice-Papad. I post this rice papad. But this is very nice step and turns to be thin. Thanks for sharing.:))

Anonymous said...

Deepa,

I have tasted your vadaams. Its really delicious. I bet you cannot stop with one. Its a effort worth taking.

Thanks
Sunitha

Suma Gandlur said...

I like the way you have put the whole process in pictures. Now only, if I could get that much of sunshine in my balcony......

Coffee said...

And I thought you were making Muthias!!!! ;)

Thanks for the lovely entry Deepa..... your step by step pics are so helpful. :)

archana said...

http://luv2eathate2cook.wordpress.com/2007/07/14/aloo-anardana-kulcha/
you have been tagged :)

DEEPA said...

Hey Seema ,Thks ...It is not that difficult seema ...It takes time to get it thru ..

Kajal ...will surely wait for your version ...

Thankyou sunitha.Nice to hear that you love the vadam..

Suma ,Yeah true you atleast need few hours of direct sunshine for the vadam ....Hope you get that much in ur balcony

Hey coffee..Thks for accepting this entry ....

Archana ..Thankyou for tagging me to the ME ME ME game ..will surely post it soon

Tee said...

Hi!
You have been tagged.
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RP said...

Looks great!
Missed the game. :( I wouldn't have guessed it right.

anusharaji said...

woooooooooooooooooow
when i saw ur earlier guessing post. i thought what? no way i can guess without a hint.
am sure even if u provided the hint.....its hard to guess.
in my town one household makes these vadams and sell.
u had done a cool job. wish i can grab some of those ;)

www.talimpu.com

A Yunus said...

Wow....So easy way???? I wud surely try this one n update u....btw, I have the same version from my In-laws place....and it has little spice and black, n white sesame seeds..!! carry on mam..!!

Anonymous said...

HI

i like this very much and being in australia i am not getting vadam in store.

when i saw your recipe i tried immedaitely, soak the rice and grinded and kept for 2 days and checking afer 2 days daily but never got that sour smell, instead all the rice flour will collect at the bottom and only water will float after 10 days it started smelling very bad and i throw everything like this i tried 5 times but never got sour smell after so many days, same problem

pls help me if u have any tip for me

i grinded the rice very nice withour granuals also

jyothi

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