How to Cook Perugu Garelu

Posted on Jun 14 2019 - 11:17am by kumar
Prep time: 180
Cook time: 210
Serves: 4 People

Ingredients for Perugu Garelu :

  • 2 cup urad dal
  • 2 medium onion
  • 4 green chilli
  • 1 ginger
  • 1 handful curry leaves
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon powdered dry red chili
  • salt as required
  • refined oil as required
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
  • 500 gm yoghurt (curd)
  • water as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida

How to Cook Perugu Garelu :

  1. Take plenty of water in a clean bowl and wash properly the required urad dal. After it is washed and cleaned, soak it in water for 4-5 hours. Grind the dal with little water into a smooth and thick mixture with some salt.
  2. Now to prepare the garelu, take a pan for deep frying and heat required oil on a medium flame. To make the vada, dip your hands in water and take a small amount of batter. Try to make a round shape with a hole in the middle. Now slip the vadas into the heated oil slowly. Repeat the same procedure to prepare fry the vadas. Keep frying until you get golden colored crispy vadas.
  3. After our vadas are ready, keep it aside and now start preparing for the curd mixture. Start by mixing thick yogurt with a pinch of turmeric powder, salt along with little bit of water to make a smooth consistency.
  4. Now to prepare the tampering take another pan and heat some oil. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, hing, mustard seeds, methi seeds, chopped green chilies, ginger and chopped onion into it. Let it splutter for sometime then remove it from flame and add it into the curd mixture.
  5. Now, put the vadas into the curd mixture and keep it aside for sometimes. Let the vadas completely soak in the curd. You can refrigerate this preparation before serving.
  6. Serve it chilled with a little bit of chopped coriander and a pinch of dry chilli powder on the top.


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