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Onion Vadagam Recipe | Onion Vadam Recipe | Thalippu Vadam Recipe

Vadam is a mixture of onions, urad dal, chillies, and variety of spices. This is dried under sun and used as tempering in chutney or any kulambu. Onion vadagam or thalippu vadam is a must have ingredient in south indian cooking.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Drying Time 7 d
Total Time 7 d 40 mins
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna Ulli - 250 grams peeled
  • Garlic - 10 cloves
  • Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - ½ cup
  • Curry leaves - 2 handfuls
  • Dry Red Chillies - 10 to 12
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tblspn
  • Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 2 tsp
  • Mustard Oil - 1 tblspn
  • Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Soak urad dal for 30 mins. Drain and take it in a blender and crush roughly.
  • Take shallots, garlic, curry leaves, dry red chillies in a food processor or chopper and chop roughly.
  • Take it in a bowl, add all ingredients and mix well.
  • Make small balls and arrange it in a plate. Dry under sun for 3 to 5 days untill it is dry completely.
  • Store it in a air tight container.
  • You can take small piece, fry it in oil till golden. Pour it over chutney or any curries for added flavour.
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