Friday, May 7, 2010

Ulli Garelu(Onion Garelu)

Hai friends today i am coming with Gaarelu.This is south indian famous dish.In every function this dish is compulsory.Today i am coming with ulli garelu.This is tasty and little spicy.This goes  nice with any chutney and chicken curry.This can taken as breakfast,brunch,lunch,evening snack aslo.


Mina pappu(Urad dal) – 2 cups,

Ginger – Small piece,
Green chillies – 2-3 finely chopped (acc. to your taste),
Jeera(cumin seeds)-1-2 tsp
Coriander few leaves chopped
Salt to taste,
Oil for deep frying.

Method :

 Soak the urad dal for 4-5 hours.
 Clean them well and grind to paste by adding little water.
It should be a tight paste. Now add the salt and mix well.
Now take the paste in bowl to this  add jeera, finely chopped green chillies,onions,ginger and coriander mix it well.
 Take a deep frying vessel and add enough oil for deep frying.
Take some water in a bowl .
 Now wet your hands with water and take a lemon sized ball and flatten it into like a vada make a hole in the centre of the vada.
Slowly drop it into the hot oil carefully and fry it on both sides on medium heat to a golden brown colour.
Take out from oil and place on the paper so that it removes excess oil.
Serve hot with the tomato chutney,coconut chutney ,chicken curry.


  1. Vineela,

    We call it uzhunu vada, my mom's and hubby's favorite. nice to have with tea.

  2. Your onion garelu is so tempting,i'm feeling hungry right now

  3. Tnak u very much Swathi even my husband love this.

  4. Thank u very much Umm Mymoonah.

  5. I like these better than plain vada :D

  6. looks perfect and crispy dear :-)

  7. Vada looks crisp and perfect vineela.

  8. Mouth watering garelu.. chala perfect ga vachhayi.. looks awesome vineela.. :)

  9. Yes yasmeen even me too like the onion vada only.

  10. Wow, tasty and yummy vadas. Loved ur illustrative clicks, amazing.

  11. Delicious Vadas. I generally have problems in bringing round shape, urs look very good :)