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Karamani Vadai

A traditional snack that is served with coconut chutney. This can also be had with evening hot tea.

Karamani Vadai

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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This snack is made with karamani (cowgram). This is served with coconut chutney or have it plain with hot tea.


  • Karamani (Cow Gram) – 1 cup

  • Red Chillies – 2

  • Green Chilli – 1

  • Sombu (Aniseeds) – 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh Ginger – a small piece

  • Big Onion – 1

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Coconut gratings – 2 to 3 tablespoons (Optional)

  • Asafetida Powder – two pinches

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – for deep frying


  • Soak Karamani (Cow Gram) for about 4 to 5 hours. Wash well and drain the excess water. Put it in a mixie. Add red chilli, sombu (aniseeds) and salt. Grind it to a coarse paste. No need to add any water.
  • Add asafoetida powder, chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, coconut gratings and curry leaves. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Keep the stove in medium heat. Take a small lemon size dough and flatten it slightly. Put it in the hot oil and fry till it turns golden brown.
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