Godhumai Vadam Recipe - Wheat Vathal / Fryums

Godhumai Vadam

I saw this Godhumai Vadam in amma old cookbook and it sounded interesting to me.But the recipe was written in just 4 lines, not too detailed so got tips from amma and made this vadam.I should admit it came above my expectations that the vadams got over in a day itself :) I love making vadams though its a long process, additionally mittu is loving homemade vadams so that adds on to my interest as well :)

Godhumai Vadam

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Godhumai Vadam

Godhumai Vadam Recipe

Preparation Time:1 or 2 days | Cooking Time : 115 mins | Makes :2 cups
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Punjab Wheat - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 2
Jeera - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste


  1. Soak wheat with enough water overnight.Next day morning,rinse it well and drain water.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step1
  2. Transfer to a mixer and add 1 cup water(for the 1 cup of whole wheat) and grind it to a coarse paste.I did this in batches so added water little by little.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step2
  3. Add little more water and then grind again.Now transfer this to a strainer and press it with a spoon to extract milk.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step3
  4. Press it well so that the milk gets extracted.I did it in batches.You can even extravct milk for the second time then discard it.Collect the milk in a thick bottomed pan.Add 1 cup of water to it.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step4
  5. Now heat it up and start cooking.Meanwhile grind green chillies to a coarse mixture, set aside.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step5
  6. Keep cooking till it becomes slightly thick more like porridge consistency.Now add required salt,jeera and green chillies.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step6
  7. Mix well and keep cooking till it thickens and is in pourable consistency.Set aside to cool.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step7
  8. After cooling it thickens even more.Now take a palstic sheet / cloth and start pouring using a small laddle.Slightly spread it with the laddle so that its thin.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step8
  9. Do this until the entire porridge gets over.Place it under the sun and let it fry for a day.When its dry and still slightly wet peel it off.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step9
  10. Transfer the vadams to a tray and let it dry for one more day or until crisp.Then store in airtight container.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step10
  11. Heat oil in a kadai - add few vadams at a  time, fry till golden brown.
    How to make Godhumai Vadam - Step11
Serve it with any variety rice of your choice or have it as such :)
Godhumai Vadam

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Godhumai Vadam