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My favorite types of vadams!

Here in South India, rice crackers are called vadams and there are oh-so-many types of it available just to eat on any other ordinary day! I've made a list of my favorites.

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Parched-rice Vadam

Parched-rice Vadam

We call this the Aval Vadam, as parched rice is called Aval in Tamil. My mum says its easy to prepare its only all about crushing the parched rice, and mixing in for the dough.

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Onion Vadam

Onion Vadam

Actually called Vengaya vadam. Its just about everyone's favorite because of its tangy, crunchy texture compared to all other vadams.

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Rice Vadam

Rice Vadam

Although all vadams have rice as their natural base, the Rice Vadam is ever more classical as it has ONLY rice in it, with some infusion of everyday spices in it. In fact, making rice vadams is a good way to recycle even 3-day old leftover rice! They come in many shapes, too!

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Bat Vadam

Bat Vadam

This is a commercial type of vadam made in the form of little tennis bats. But it has gained enough popularity to include it as a separate type of vadam itself!

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Sago Vadam

Sago Vadam

This is widely called as Sabbakki vadam (Sago is called Sabbakki). Many folks tend to even add natural tomato essence to it, adding more tangy taste to the plain flavored vadam.

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Potato vadam

Potato vadam

Slicing thin strips of potato and converting it into Vadams is always an instant hit in my family. It is a great variance from the usual potato chips we're all used to.

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Sambar vadam

Sambar vadam

This is primarily called Karuvadam in Tamil. It is mostly used while cooking different types of Sambar. Green Spinach Sambar and Karuvadam is the number one favorite in many households.

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Nel Pori Vadam

Nel Pori Vadam

A variant of the puffed rice is the Nel-Pori. Flavors both sweet and spicy are added to it. Its as popular as the Onion Vadam because of its crisp crunchiness.

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Garlic Vadam

Garlic Vadam

Its called as the Poondu Vadam. Its nothing but crushing garlic thoroughly to mix it with the rice paste, and making vadams out of it. Garlic is always loved for its unique taste, and a vadam made out of garlic is surely a win-win!

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Shapes Vadam

Shapes Vadam

Its not really a different type of vadam, but merely just rice vadams of different shapes and colors meant to entice people. And its like a mini-world of vadams in itself!