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Jun 3, 2006

Tapioca Vathal("javvarisi" Vathal/Karuvadam)

We can make vadam in many ways.We call it vadam, vathal, karuvadam.These things takes usto  our olden days.In our house we make large quantities of vathal koozh.It is very to eat this koozh. we use raw rice and javvarisi (Sago) with chili green paste and salt.We can use flour or rice..


Recipe for vadaam


  • Tapioca(Jawarisi)............ 1 cup
  • Green Chilies - ................6
  • Asafoetida.......................1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain - ..........................half tsp
  • Lemon Juice....................1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp
Method

Elai Vadam

  • Soak tapioca in water for 2 hours.
  • Grind tapioca with chillies, salt, hing to about dosai consistency
  • Boil 2 glasses of water with 1 tsp of oil and ajwain
  • Add the tapioca dough to the boiling water
  • Stir continuously adding water, if very thick(depends on the tapioca-sometimes it 'drinks water' as we say), till the tapioca looks transparent
  • Let the mixture cool down[if the mixture is very thick after it cools down, add more boiling water to get it to the right consistency)
  • Add lemon juice and mix.
  • On a plastic paper, spoon the mixture like vadam.
  • When the vadam dries up, it automatically will detach from the plastic.

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