Few of my friends want me to post some non vegetarian dishes here. Its been a long time I tasted any non veg except for shrimps. So I was wondering when I would post this classic dish. Few days back, my dear friend Deepa reminded me of this. So when my brother went for a short trip to my native, Aayi prepared this and my brother took pictures.
When I was growing up, I was a big fan of clams. Read more about clams in my Kalwa sukke recipe. Opening these clams from thier shells is a big task. Few people are experts in this, but I took a long time to open them. So aayi asks the person who catches these, to open them for us. Then she would make delicious gravy and these vadas with these. The combination was just out of the world. These get a superb taste of onion and the clams.
For vagetarian version, click cabbage vada.
3/4 cup clams
1/2 cup fresh/frozen coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1/4 tea spn tamarind extract (or 2 pieces of tamarind)
3-4 red chilies
1 cup sooji/rava
Heat little oil and fry coriander seeds. Grind them with coconut, red chilies, tamarind, salt without adding too much water. To this paste, add clams and onions.
Mix all together and make balls.
Roll the balls in rava/sooji, slightly press them with hand and shallow fry on tava. Serve with rice as a side dish.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 25mins