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Green Gram Vada and Poppy Seed Payasam(Paravannam) is my ugadi specials but I did not find time to post on that day. Instead I posted which was already ready in my draft. When I posted Sprouts rice I told you that I will give you the recipe for sprouts vada. You can either make this vada using green gram sprouts or just without sprouting. This is so yummy and comes out so so so crispy and lite that you can enjoy thoroughly. Just take a look at my tip section for serving suggestions too. Next is poppy seeds payasam which is our very favorite one that you can make only with 3 ingredients and so easy too. This is one of our traditional payasam.  Here is my ugadi specials for your Visuals.


Ingredients :

Green gram - 1 cup ( You can use sprouted one too)
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 2 pod
Green chilli - 5
Cummin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - few chopped
Salt - to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method :

1. Soak the green gram overnight.
2. Grind with other ingredients to very coarse paste or batter without adding much water.
3. The consistency must be like dropping or the dosa batter consistency.
4. Check for salt. Now add the chopped coriander with the batter.
5. Heat the oil in the deep vessel or small wok.
6. Once the oil is very hot, drop the batter to small balls.
7. Leave it for few seconds and give it a turn, when it is crispy and cooked all the sides then it is done. Drain in the paper towel. And serve with coconut chutney.


Ingredients :

Poppy seeds - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 1/2 cup ( add milk if it is too thick)
Sugar - 3/4 cup

Method :

1. First powder the Poppy seed in the dry mixer coarsely.
2. Now add the sugar and milk.
3. It has to be ground coarsely, don't make it fine as it does not taste good.
4. The consistency should be like dosa batter. Accordingly adjust the milk too.
5. Now cook in the stove top, while cooking it  curdles but don't worry it is normal and it is supposed to be like that which tastes so wonderful.
6. At One stage the raw smell of the poppy seed disappears and it starts boiling nicely. Switch off the flame.
7. You can serve it hot or cold. Yummy creamy curdly sweet is ready !!!!!


1. You can substitute the Poppy seeds with Pumpkin seeds(dehusked), Cucumber seeds too.
2. You can substitute the green gram with cow peas( Black eye bean), Alasandhalu( Karamani) too.

Tip :

1. Once the vada is done you can make curd vada, By soaking it in the curd as we normally do it. Its so tasty.
2. You can serve with sambar and chutney.
3. Can add to rasam to make rasam vada.
4. Another interesting way Which I always do is ..In a mixing bowl add chopped raw onion( finely), Chopped coriander, Dash of lemon and Chaat masala give it a toss and serve in a bowl. Yummy !!!!!

Shama Nagarajan  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:13 AM)  

yummy vada and payasam..i made this vada long time back..and have posted it..please do collect a gift from my 300th post....would like to add ur payasam to the event

PriyaRaj  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM)  

Healthy vada & diff ,unique payasam....i have never tasted poppy seed payasam....wanna to try it dear ...nice click asusual

Trendsetters  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM)  

very nice display...lovely recipes

Sarah Naveen  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:38 AM)  

Vadai looks so perfect and yummy...healthy....
This payasam is new to me..looks super delicious..

Namitha  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM)  

Nice n crispy vadas and delicious to try this payasam...

Angie's Recipes  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:45 AM)  

It's a new dish to me...very tempting!

Latha  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:45 AM)  

Tasty and healthy vadas. Poppy seed payasam sounds delicious.

Padma  – (March 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM)  

Love these two a lot Pavithra. Looks very tempting. Vadas look crispy and nice clicks. Me too make these vada with sprouts or plain. Is really healthy and very good for kids.

Sailaja Damodaran  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM)  

Never tasted poppy seed payasam........sounds interesting.Love the vada too.

Finla  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:12 AM)  

Looks like you made a lot and i am sure even if yo made a lot there is nothing left now as they look so so good.

Sushma Mallya  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM)  

wow what beautiful pics, very tempting pavitra and as usual good presentation too

Aparna S Mallya  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:29 AM)  

Poppy seeds payasam is new to me. Your dishes look delicious.

Menaga Sathia  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM)  

super vada & different payasam!! nice clicks!!

Priya Suresh  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM)  

Crispy vada and tempting payasam both together looks awesome...never tried payasam with poppyseeds, wanna give a try soon..

Rachana  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:45 AM)  

Both the dishes look so yumm... the payasam recipe is really interesting!

Ash  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:52 AM)  

Very beautiful everything is as ever.,..... & that prep is deliciously tempting..... They look very appealing & the gasagase payasa too...real yum... I had tasted it long back once, but after that did not get an opportunity for another turn.....


Vrinda  – (March 22, 2010 at 11:58 AM)  

Both r new to me Pavitra..looks delish...

Nithu Bala  – (March 22, 2010 at 12:10 PM)  

Healthy Vada..looks yummy..I love that payasam too..

Pavithra Srihari  – (March 22, 2010 at 12:13 PM)  

very unique payasam ... I love the vada as well ... yummyyy

Nithya  – (March 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM)  

Wow.. yummy.. I like that payasam so much. But vada again wont suit me. I am allergic to it.

Lovely pics Anni. :)

Deepa G Joshi  – (March 22, 2010 at 12:20 PM)  

tasty and very crisy vadas..look so delicious..payasam looks tasty too

Panchpakwan  – (March 22, 2010 at 12:24 PM)  

Tasty and healthy recipes..Nice click too

Hayley  – (March 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM)  

Vada and payasam both dishes looks so tasty and yummy!!

Mrs.Mano Saminathan  – (March 22, 2010 at 1:29 PM)  

Hello Pavithra!

Nice photographs you have displayed! the recipes look yummy!

Unknown  – (March 22, 2010 at 2:50 PM)  

Poppy seeds payasam is new to me. Looks so good!Vadai looks healthy and lovely color Pavithra.

Simplyfood  – (March 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM)  

Vada's look really tasty and delicious .The poppyseed kheer is anew one to me.Never made it before.Looks lovely.

Dolly Sharma  – (March 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM)  

Dear Pavithra..Happy Belated Ugadi..Love both the dishes..They are both new to me.. I must say I love ur payasam recipe..I can't believe its just 3 ingredients. Vadas are so healthy too with the sprouted green gram. I have bookmarked them both..Beautiful Clicks and I love ur new look.

Gita Jaishankar  – (March 22, 2010 at 5:59 PM)  

Vada looks so cripsy and tempting. The payasam is new to me...looks very delicious :)

MyExperimentsWithFood  – (March 22, 2010 at 6:40 PM)  

Vada looks so delicious. Payasam is new to me and sounds interesting.

chakhlere  – (March 22, 2010 at 9:39 PM)  

Vadas look very yummy!!

Poppy seed Payasam is new for me..nice recipe!!

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (March 22, 2010 at 9:51 PM)  

both the reciepes are new to me.both looks delicious.

Anonymous –   – (March 22, 2010 at 11:30 PM)  

They just look like chicken puffs :D I might try making one of these thanks for sharing :D

Rekha shoban  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:53 AM)  

nice presentation and click...healthy vada..

BeenaShylesh  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:58 AM)  

vada and payasam looks perfect....

Parita  – (March 23, 2010 at 12:58 AM)  

I too make green gram vadai in similar manner, poppy seeds payasam is something new to me, pics are gorgeous!

Tina  – (March 23, 2010 at 1:23 AM)  

Both looks delicious and yummy...

Sook  – (March 23, 2010 at 2:13 AM)  

I have never tried these before but oh my goodness, they sure look phenomenal!!

Krishnaveni  – (March 23, 2010 at 2:15 AM)  

it sounds healthy and great. tempting me a lot......

lata raja  – (March 23, 2010 at 2:20 AM)  

The idea of green gram vada is interesting.I tried the khus-khus payasam once and did not like it...probably, I had ground it too fine.

Suma Rowjee  – (March 23, 2010 at 3:19 AM)  

Delicious!! Wouldn't mind having these any time!!

Raks  – (March 23, 2010 at 4:00 AM)  

beautiful pictures Pavithra,i love that wooden background very very much! And the payasam and vadai both are nice,never tasted before!

Padhu Sankar  – (March 23, 2010 at 8:03 AM)  

Both are looking yummy and delicious I have never made payasam with poppy seeds.New to me.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (March 23, 2010 at 9:47 AM)  

wht's the occasion my dear..tempting vadai with poppy seeds chutney...

Venu  – (March 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM)  
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chef and her kitchen  – (March 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM)  

Very yummy treats dear!!!!
Love gasagase payasam...and those vada's are ready 2 munch anytime...

San!!!  – (March 23, 2010 at 1:43 PM)  

Two stunning dishes in one post,this combo is irresistible n simply superb pavi.Poppy seed payasam hmmm i would love to taste it since i had never tasted it :( thanks for sharing the recipe pavi.They seem to be so delicious.

Cham  – (March 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM)  

Green gram vada something new! The poppy seed payasam I ve tasted in my in-laws place! Delicious pict!

Siddhi Shirsat  – (March 23, 2010 at 4:16 PM)  

wow loved this vadas pavitra...spm crispy n yummy, vl try surely...the poppy seeds payasam sounds very interesting 2 me..looks delicious,vl make it sun

PJ  – (March 23, 2010 at 7:45 PM)  

both the dishes look so yummy, Pavithra! poppy seed payasam is a very new dish to me.. looks delicious.

PriyaRaj  – (March 23, 2010 at 10:39 PM)  

pls collect ur award from my blog

Reeni  – (March 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM)  

These are both new dishes for me. But they look totally delicious! I would love to try them!

Red Chillies  – (March 24, 2010 at 10:47 AM)  

Loved that picture of green gram vada in the glass bottle. The vada is new to me, though my MIL make the poppy seeds payasam often.

Pam  – (March 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM)  

I've never had this before, it looks great.

Urmi  – (March 24, 2010 at 11:32 AM)  

Vada and payesam looks tempting, delicious and yummy. Wonderful presentation.

Unknown  – (March 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM)  

Love the green vadas,I make them for breakfast .The poppy payasa sounds yum:D

Unknown  – (April 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM)  

Both dishes are new to me. Great recipes!

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