Aavada | Perugu Garelu

Perugu Garelu or Aavada is one of the famous dish made for festivals in andhra pradesh which are deep fried urad dal dumplings soaked in yogurt mixture.

Cooking Time 1½ - 2 hours
Serves 4-5 Persons

For Making Vadas/Garelu:
Urad dal/Minapappu/Black gram
1 Cup
To Taste
For Deep Frying

For Curd/Yogurt Mixture:
Yogurt (Sour)
3 - 4 Cups
Green chillies (make paste)
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
To Taste
For Seasoning:
Dry Red Chillies
5 - 6
Urad dal
1 Tsp
Cumin seeds
½ Tsp
Mustard seeds
1 Tsp
Curry Leaves
1 Tbsp

  • Soak urad dal in water for 5-6 hours/overnight.
  • Drain the water completly and grind in a mixi/grinder into smooth thick paste by adding only salt. (Don't add any water).
  • Take small portions of dal to grind them into smooth paste (Don't grind the dal at once)
  • Remove the batter into a bowl.
  • Heat the oil for deep frying. The oil should be hot.
  • Meanwhile take the sour curd into a bowl and beat well to make it smooth. Add green chillies paste and mix well.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry red chillies, cumin seeds, urad dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves for a min. Add the seasoning to the curd mixture.
  • To make vadas take a greased sheet and wet your both hands with water.
  • Take a lemon sized ball from the batter on to the greased sheet and flatten it into round shape and make a hole in the center.
  • Gently place them into the hot oil. Fry both sides until golden brown color on medium heat.
  • Drop the vadas one by one into curd mixture and let them soak for 1 - 2 hours.
  • Garnish with grated carrots and coriander leaves.
  • Serve them and enjoy !!!!

1 comment:

  1. A fantastic recipe that the whole family really enjoyed! Thank you for this tip and keep it up!