Come summer and you can see several ladies in South India engaged in making vadaam, vatrals and stocking them for the whole year. These are made from maida, rice, sago, potatoes and many other varieties. Here is a simple vadaam recipe made from rice by my mother-in-law.


1 cup rice
Salt to taste
4 tbsp sago
2 green chillies
Bit of asafoetida

Soak the rice for atleast 3 to 4 hours and grind it well. Add salt and let it ferment for about 15 hours to get a bit sour taste.

Soak the sago and grind it with green chillies.

Mix this and asafoetida with the rice batter.

Grease a leaf with a bit of oil and pour a bit of this batter onto it and make it a small and even circle. Heat water in a kadai and place a plate with holes over it. Now place the leaf over it and let it steam for a minute or two till it gets transparent. Now transfer this in a plastic sheet and repeat for the rest of the batter.

Dry these in the sun for a day or two.

These can be stored for an entire year and since 1 cup of rice would yield atleast 25 to 30 vadaams, better to start with a small cup.

Fry these in hot oil and serve with rice or even as an evening snack.

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Cham said...

Oh we should steam before drying, i love vatral , they are delicious...

Namratha said...

Wow E, you actually made these Papads, that's really good!

Sagari said...

very nice papads easy crafts

Divya Vikram said...

Wow..u prepared these..look favorite

Kalai said...

Wow! You make it sound so easy!

Maya said...

I think this what we call appalam. Wow, this is the first time I have heard anyone making it :p

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