28 February, 2014

Indian Doughnut

Indian Doughnut / Kalkandu Vadai
                                This sweet doughnuts are very popular in Chettinad (south India) and it's pleasant-tasting, spongy, fluffy and heavenly taste!!!....vah!... deeeliiiiiiiiciousssssssssssss... wanna taste it! yup! treat urself with these vadai's in just 45 - 60 min's....


Urad dhall / black gram - 1 cup.
Raw rice - 1 tbsp.
Toor dhall / split pigeon peas - 1 tbsp.
kalkandu / sugar candy / sugar - 3/4 cup (powdered).
Elaichi / cardamom - 1/4 tsp (optional). 


  1. Soak urad dhall, raw rice, toor dhall for 45 min and strain.
  2. Blend it without water (can add water drops if needed but preferably avoid using water) since it loosens when sugar is added in step 3.
  3. Add kalkandu(powdered) / sugar powder, cardamom powder (opt) and blend.
  4. Take small portion of batter on a greased plastic, wet hands => tap => make a hole in the center with a finger.
  5. Slide it in hot oil and deep fry on medium heat as usual till golden brown on both sides.


  • Can add 1 cup sugar if  you have a sweet tooth .
  • Raw rice, toor dhal is added to avoid absorption of oil and to add outer crispness .
  • The actual recipe don't call for cardamom but can be used for the hint of flavor.
  • Always wet the hand b4 making each vadas so to prevent sticking.
  • The vadas tend to change in color so fast becoz of sugar so deep frying on medium flame is advisable. 
  • If u feel making doughnut shape is difficult then can go in for ready made vada / doughnut making manual machine which is available in the market. 
  • or can squeeze it out in different shapes(alphabets, geometric shapes, can also do their name)  using a piping bag which will definitely attract kids.

for savoury vadas / doughnuts recipe click on the below pic


                                             Savoury Vada

  Play on with ur innovative ideas and surprise ur loved ones.