Elai vadam/thallu vadam Recipe

Elai vadam, also known as thallu vadam, is a traditional South Indian dish made from rice flour and spices. It is a crispy and delicious papad that is typically served as an accompaniment to meals. The vadam is made by spreading a thin layer of rice flour batter on banana leaves and drying them under the sun. Once dried, they are deep-fried until golden and crispy. Elai vadam is a popular snack during festivals and can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.

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Ingredients for Elai vadam/thallu vadam Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Rice Flour
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • pinch A Pinch Of Asafoetida
  • 0.13 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as per your need Water As Needed
  • as per your need Banana Leaves For Spreading
  • as required Oil For Frying

Directions: Elai Vadam/thallu Vadam Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a bowl, mix rice flour, salt, asafoetida, cumin seeds, and water to make a smooth batter.
  • STEP 2.Spread a thin layer of the batter on banana leaves and let them dry under the sun for a few hours.
  • STEP 3.Once the vadam is completely dry, carefully peel them off the banana leaves.
  • STEP 4.Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the vadams until they turn golden and crispy.
  • STEP 5.Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • STEP 6.Serve the elai vadams as a side dish with rice or enjoy them as a snack.
  • STEP 7.Store the remaining vadams in an airtight container to maintain their crispiness.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure the batter is of pouring consistency to spread it easily on the banana leaves.
  • Choose fresh and clean banana leaves for making the vadams.
  • Dry the vadams under direct sunlight for better results.
  • Fry the vadams in small batches to ensure even cooking.
  • You can add spices like chili powder or pepper for a spicier version of elai vadam.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the vadams in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Serve the elai vadams as a side dish with rice and curry.
  • You can also enjoy them as a snack with chutney or pickle.
  • To reheat the vadams, place them in a preheated oven for a few minutes until they become crispy again.
Nutrition
value
445
calories per serving
3 g Fat8 g Protein96 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    3g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Carbs
    96g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    96g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    3g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    58mg
  • Iron
    5mg
  • Vitamin A
    1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    5mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    3mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    75mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    168mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp