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Saturday, January 24, 2015


KARAVADAI is a snack you can find only in 

Thiruvanthapuram/Trivandrum City, Kerala ( mostly in 

Trivandrum, Alleppey side). Other areas usually will make 

Paruppu Vadai, uzhunthu vadai only .

This is a very traditional snack of Brahmins in Trivandrum. 

How to make

3/4 cup boiled rice

1/4 cup raw rice

1/4 cup whole Urad dhal(black gram)

1/4 cup Vadai Parrippu (channa dhal/ Bengal gram)

8 to 10 red chillies, hing, green chilli -1-2, curry leaves,

Salt- to taste.

1/8 teaspoon of Asafeotida .

1/8 teaspoon of Baking soda ( optional, )

Soak together both type of rice. Soak urad and channa dhal 

separately. Grind urad dhal nicely then add rice and half 

portion of channa dhal,hing,red chillies, salt. . 

Make sure to grind into a coarse paste.

After taking it from mixi add the remaining channa dhal 

and curry leaves and mix.don't add too much water while 


Take small balls of it and deep fry in oil until they become 

golden brown color.

Enjoy warm with coconut chutney and Sambhar.

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