Rasa Vadai (black Gram Fritters Dunked In Spiced Tomato Curry)
Vada is a fritter made from black lentils often served with a chutney or as a side kick to the idli, dosa and sambar combo. Apart from these the vada is also served dunked in curd known as dahi vada or thayir vada. Vada again is served dunked in piping hot sambar and is called sambar vada. The rasa vadai is the third combination and not many restaurants serve this. In this preparation, vadai is soaked in rasam and served. To prepare this as such is a pain because on a working day frying vadais and making a rasam is not something anyone would like to do when one looks for easy breakfast options but since my daughter loves rasam with rice and vadai as it is I made both these dishes on the same day. While she had her vadais all alone we had the vadais dunked in rasam.