Friday, 14 September 2012

You're Invited - Shobha Keshwani ~ Bread & Quinoa Vadas ( Fritters )

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

You're Invited !
The reason behind this concept was to meet so many of you wonderful food bloggers and display YOUR cooking expertise.

So how it will work ?

I will invite you food bloggers and publish Guest Posts by you on JCO. It would be fab if you invite your fellow bloggers to also write posts for JCO so please feel free to do so and don't be shy!

Today we have our tenth guest Shobha Keshwani of Food Mazza...tremendous cook, proud mum, loving grandmother, social activist and sweet friend of mine..:) Her blog took birth because of her love for cooking and to help out those newly married girls who came to ask for her help, especially in cooking while living in Brazil. Her food blog is full of a delightful and various cuisine without giving any preferences .. A must visit to her blog !

Dear friends,
Before I introduce myself, I would like to say that I am so happy and honoured to be a guest on my favourite blog, JAGRUTI'S COOKING ODYSSEY. When I first came across JCO, it was like Love-At-First-Sight.This, according to me is a BLOG OF PERFECTION ..I'm sure you'll all agree with me.Each and every post is presented in an interesting manner with awesome clicks.
Three cheers to Jagruti !!!
Jagruti, we have a lot to learn from you : ) )

Well, now a little about me...
I am Shobha, presently living in Brazil. I am a home maker and cooking is my passion. I also love to paint. (oil on canvas)
I have had the opportunity to live in many countries because of my husband's postings. This gave me the chance to learn a lot about various cultures and cuisines. Sometimes due to the unavailability of Indian groceries, I end up making some fusion food.Today's recipe is one of them. Now-a-days quinoa is easily available in grocery stores everywhere in various forms like grains, flakes, flour and also puffed.  As we don't get dals here,I tried out vadas with quinoa flour and fresh bread crumbs and was quite satisfied with the results...hubby dear loved them a lot. So I am confident enough to share the recipe here.


You will need:-

Soft bread crumbs... 3 slices ( about 1&1/2  to 2 cups)
(made from fresh whole wheat bread - you may use white bread)
Quinoa flour ........... 2 cups
Asafoetida .......... a pinch  (optional)
Onions .................. 1 cup (finely chopped)
Green chillies ....... 3-4 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves .. 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Baking powder ..... 1/4 tsp
Salt ................ to taste
Oil .............. to fry

1. Mix all the ingredients together except oil.
2. Make a thick dough adding enough water. (consistency like the normal vada dough)
3. Heat oil in a pan and take a little portion of the vada dough on your wet palm, make a small hole in the middle and drop it into the oil.
4. Fry them to a golden brown colour.
Serve with chutney of your choice and sambar.

Tip: If you are not ready to fry the vadas immediately, do not add salt until then because it leaves water.
 For variation we can add grated carrot or cabbage, or finely chopped greens as well.

Thank you very much Shobha for this unique and tasty recipe. I will not delay in making these vada, and I am confident that our readers won't either. So lovely readers why not turn our Friday in to FRY-DAY and enjoy these scrumptious vada's...

Also a big thank you from the bottom of my heart for your compliments for JCO..I'm overwhelmed to receive huge praises from you Shobha :-))

 It's an honor to have you on JCO !!


  1. Glad to be your guest in YOU ARE INVITED Jagruti. Thanks for giving me the opportunity.
    Love your punch line ..LET'S TURN OUR FRIDAY INTO FRY-DAY :))
    Have a nice week-end.

  2. wow shobha thats very nice dish. other day i saw on tv about qunioa and chef was telling hw its pronounced

    nice dish

  3. I have been fortunate to have enjoyed food cooked by Shobha many times. She loves to cook and cooks with love. She is not only a great cook, but also a wonderful person.

  4. I love the recipes from Food Mazza. This is also a wonderful presentation of Shobhaji. Yummy and fabulous vadas. A nice event Jagruti, thanks dear.

  5. Thank you dear friends for your sweet comments and encouraging words.. I really appriciate and feel honoured and blessed.


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