Rice munchies (VaDe/Ode)

I wish a very happy mother’s day to all of you. I was thinking of today’s post from many days. I thought of baking a beautiful cake for my Aayi, or cook something that Aayi loves or some of Aayi’s dishes, but then realized she is not a cake fan, I didn’t know what she likes and I have already posted all of her easy dishes and I could not cook something difficult. Then I remembered these pictures which my brother(he took them when aayi was making these at native) had sent me sometime ago and I had kept them for some special occasion. What can be better than this occasion?. These are one of her all time favorite munchies and she gets extremely happy when I post her dishes(the ones she has cooked). So I thought of posting this for my sweet and cute aayi :).

Ode or Vode are rice flour munchies usually made for dev karya(a religious function). On these days, these munchies are dipped in a special kind of paays(sweet dish) made of chana daal, rice rava, jaggery and coconut. People soak these in sweet dish and eat. So they are made little soft, soggy and little bigger in size. During these functions, many ladies get together and make these in big quantities, because many people are invited for this. These are offered to god during pooja and then served to all the attendees.

But when these are prepared on normal days, they are made small and very crunchy. They can be saved for many days(sometimes for around a month) in airtight containers. They taste simply awesome.

Ingredients:
1 tea spn urad daal
1/4 tea spn methi seeds
3 cups rice flour
A pinch sugar
1/2 tea spn butter (loni)
Coconut water or normal water
Oil
Salt

When these are made during functions, urad daal and methi seeds are not used.

Method:
Dry roast urad daal and methi seeds. Make a powder and add the powder to rice flour. Mix butter, salt, sugar and coconut water and mix into a hard dough. (Usually tender coconut water is added for extra taste. If it cannot be found, use normal water).
Knead very well by rubbing on rolling board. Make a rope of the dough. Cut into small pieces with hand and make balls.
vade1

Apply some oil to a plastic sheet or banana leaf, and keep the ball on it. Press with the palm to spread it.
vade2

Heat oil in a wok and deep fry these. If the odes don’t puff up, the dough might have become not enough hard or the kneading might not be enough.
When they are cooled to room temperature, store them in airtight container.

32 thoughts on “Rice munchies (VaDe/Ode)”

  1. Happy Mothers Day Shilpa… Nice thought to post aayi made recipe.

    I had heard of this, but do not recollect eating them in native place. Maybe it is called by some other name. Will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. nice post Shilpa. i have not heard of this dev karya.But sure is lovely post for your Ayi. Wishing your mom a very happy mothers day….

  3. hey shilpa happy mothers day…and the vodw again reminds me of my childhood summer holidays in Kodkani…:)

  4. Thanks to you all. Wish you all very happy mother’s day.
    Reena, these are not used for pani puri because they have very different taste.`

  5. Happy mothers day to Aayi shilpa..this dish has a close resemblence to a tamil dish called as sedai shilpa…thanks for sharing…had a Q..does this splutter when u fry them in oil..because when we make sedai thats what happens :-)..im going to try this soon..thanks for sharing..

  6. i love n love and absolutely love this akki vade:) its been ages since i had these.
    beautiful post shilpa. happy mother’s day dear:)

  7. A great thought of making a dish that Aayi liked.Hope your mother had a great day and many more to come. All the best.
    Nalini

  8. Happy Mother’s day to your aayi shilpa. Maan your mom must be proud of you , having dedicated a whole website on her name! I wish I could do something like this for my mom.:-) anyway my best wishes to you.

    swetha.

  9. Shilpa, happy mother’s day to your aayi. It is so sweet to you to post your aayi’s favorite munchies. I have to try this soon, looks yummy.

  10. Hi shilpa,

    Iam a Maharashtrian and fond of cooking and experimenting new recipes.My husband is from karnataka and he loves cuisine from karanataka but I never knew how to cook them so I use to call my mother in law and ask her the recipes.But now your website is helping me a lot to cook those recipes .It is really a amazing website with simple and delicious recipe.I tried several of them and they were awesome.Thanks a lot for making these recipes available .

  11. hi shilpa,
    how do u make the rice flour for ode? do u

    1. soak rice in water … dry it….then pound it to flour..use
    or
    2. take rice…pound …steam powder… sun dry…use
    or
    3. take rice powder and use

    do tell
    thanks
    chars

  12. Char, I always use store bought rice powder. Its readily available everywhere. It is usually the powder got by putting rice in big rice mills.

  13. hi shilpa,
    thanks for such a prompt reply, now you have closed all my raste for not trying out the recipe.

    my nani used to make some rice crispies using the first and second methods so i was a bit confused so as to which method to use.

    in her recipe she made a thick batter with water / milk added sugar spread it on the ot oil (as in making puas)and then deep fried till crisp. umm heavenly.

    can you tell me the ecipe for andhra murokoo. i had some while in maduri loved it and now crave for it.

  14. hi shilpa,
    thanks for such a prompt reply, now you have closed all my raste for not trying out the recipe.

    my nani used to make some rice crispies using the first and second methods so i was a bit confused so as to which method to use.

    keep up the mouthwatering work

    love it
    chars
    in her recipe she made a thick batter with water / milk added sugar spread it on the ot oil (as in making puas)and then deep fried till crisp. umm heavenly.

    can you tell me the ecipe for andhra murokoo. i had some while in maduri loved it and now crave for it.

  15. HI Shilpa, during my childhood my atyas who were born and brought up in karwar used to make for us. I never made as it was readily available from house but after my marrriage 10 yrs then my mother in law taught me how to do the same way you have given. It realy tase yummy and my kids 10r and 5yrs sometimes call it as panipuri vadas. |Thanks

  16. Hi Shilpa,
    I would like to know what exactly does coconut water refer to in the above recipe for Rice munchies (VaDe/Ode)..Is it coconut milk or the water of the coconut?

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