Three weeks before we went to the petrol bunk to fill petrol. I saw one vadham tree in that bunk. Suddenly elai vadam recipe came to my mind. So I requested the worker in that bunk to get me some leaves. He plucked one branch and gave it to me. The next day I tried elai vadam in both vadham and vazha elai. Vadam is very easy and came out very well.
Let us see the recipe
- Raw rice – 1 cup
- Cumin (jeera) – ¾ tsp
- Salt – ½ tsp
- Vadham elai – 4- 6
Soak raw rice for about 2 hours. Grind it in the mixie or grinder finely with salt. Add cumin seeds and mix it well.
The batter is little watery than the dosa batter.
Spread the batter in the vadham elai or vazha elai (plantain leaf).
Steam cook in the idli pan. It will get cooked in a few seconds.
Peel the vadam from the leaf and dry it in the white cloth under the fan.
Next day dry it in the sun light for 3 hours and store it in the air tight container.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Put little bit of vadam in to the oil, it will pop up then the oil reaches the frying stage. Fry the vadam and serve it with rice or variety rice. I served with beet root poriyal and murungakkai sambar.
Batter consistency is very important for this vadam.
If the batter is thick, the vadam will be hard. So make the batter to right consistency.
I make this vadam in the idiyappam plate. So the plate’s round mark is in every vadam.
Now vadam stand is available in the market.
You can ferment the batter over night and make the vadam in the morning also.
You can break the vadam in to small pieces and fry it in the little oil also.
Sun light is not necessary for this vadam.