Indian Cuisine,  Snacks

Medu Vada

Vada might just qualify as one of the most loved dish in South Indian cuisine. It is one of my favorite breakfast options on a lazy weekend.

Medu Vada

Recipe by Gunjan SawhneyCourse: Indian Cuisine, SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 2 cups Urad Dal

  • 2 tsp Rice Flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 inch Ginger

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp Asafoetida

  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped

  • 2 green chillies, chopped

  • 1/2 cup coriander, chopped

  • 30 curry leaves, chopped

  • 1 tbsp Water


  • Clean the Urad daal under running water properly. Soak it in water for 4 hours.
  • In the jar of an electric mixer, add Ginger piece, drained Urad daal and 1 tbsp water. Grind it evenly to a smooth batter.
  • Now transfer this batter to a large mouthed bowl and add rice flour, salt, cumin seeds, asafoetida, chopped onions, curry leaves, coriander and green chillis.
  • Give this batter a very good mix and ensure its not very runny or watery.
  • Now heat the oil in a frying pan on medium flame. Wet your left palm and take a scoop of the batter onto it using a spoon.
  • Drop your finger of the right hand in water and make a hole in the centre of lemon sized batter.
  • Slide this into the hot oil and let it fry on medium flame
  • Fry it on both sides until it becomes golden brown in color.
  • Transfer it to a plate and dab the extra oil using a tissue.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

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