Special Manjal Vaada (Prawn Vada)

Special Manjal Vaada

Manjal Vaada is one of the most important  evening snacks in Muslims living areas in Tamilnadu.


Rice flour – 1 cup
Grated Coconut – 1/2 of Coconut
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Oil – As require to fry vada
Salt – As required

Onion – 5
Green Chilli – 4 Chopped
Grated Coconut – ¼ of Coconut
Salt – As required
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Curry leaves – few
Chilli Powder – 1Tbsp
Maasi Powder – 1 Tbsp (Maasi is dried Maldivan tuna fish)
Prawn – 15 to 20


There are three steps in this method of preparation;

1. Stuffing

*Chop the onions,green chilli,curry leaves,add turmeric,salt and prawn .Mix everything.

*Heat oil in a kadai,put the above mixture and along with this add 1/2 part of coconut,Maasi powder,salt.Saute for few minutes and then keep aside for them to cool.

2. Making Vada dough

*In a bowl mix rice flour,1/4 part of coconut,turmeric,salt and to this add required amount of hot water to make a stiff dough.

3. Preparing Vada

*Take a flat board or in a flat surface,spread a clean cotton cloth,place a small portion of dough and pat with your palm to make a small round.

*Make use of water for patting the dough

*Again prepare another patty like the above.In one of the patties keep the prawn stuffing (measuring one spoon). Now place the other patty upon this and press edges evenly by wetting the fingers.

*Prepare the vada in such a way that the stuffing does not comes out.

*Likewise make all the vadas.

*Heat oil for frying,in a medium flame fry all the vadas


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