10 Bread slices . ( I had only whole wheat slices , so used them ! ) approx 1 cup of bread crumbled will do .
1 finely chopped onion ( optional )
2 green chillies cut, finely
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste ( bread also has some salt so be careful adding )
1/2 cup finely grated or chopped cabbage
Some chopped coriander leaves
Some curry leaves pinched.
A pinch of asafoetida powder
3/4 cup rice flour or use corn flour
1/4 cup sooji( semolina )
Around 1 cup yogurt to make the batter. or thin buttermilk.
Pinch of soda bicarbonate . ( optional )
Oil for deep flying .
Remove the crust from the slices and cut the bread slices into cubes. I powdered them in a mixie after shredding them.
Put them in a bowl.
Add the onion, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger, cumin seeds,rice flour, coriander leaves , yogurt, and salt and mix well to make a dough. Keep the batter for few minutes before frying. and add soda just before frying.
Heat oil in a deep kadai . Make sure to add enough oil to keep vadas floating while frying .
Apply a drop of oil on your palm , pinch off a small ball of batter with wet fingers, place it on the greased palm, with a wet finger make hole, slide the vada into oil and deep fry fill golden and crispy .
Keep the flame on medium after heating it well in the beginning . Keep turning vadas in oil till golden crispy, remove.
Drain and serve with chutneys of your choice .
I had these crispy vadas with the bhel puri chutneys , which were left over From making bhel sometime back . Chutneys were Sweet, spicy and tangy . Bread vadas are Truly a delightful Teatime snack .
Another attempt at making these vadas today…this time Two dinner rolls shredded in mixie makes 1 cup of bread mix.
I also added some coarsely grated broccoli carrots stirfry left over from Lunch in this vada mix.
Broccoli carrots bread vada
Batter slightly made loose in consistency for the appe vadas.
Appe/ Paniyaram pan vadas,just as good !
A platter of vadas made both ways, deep fried and ones in appe pan .
Lovely texture inside and not very oily too.