Sunday, May 19, 2013

Urad dhal Fritters / Medu Vada

 This was our famous snack for each get together in our family . I made this yesterday evening for tea time. I made it into small dumplings , didn’t shape as usual vada , it was more crunchy and easy to make . In our family we make this vada for often . My mom says it is good for young girls for their growth. She makes this crunchy vada for me and my sister.

Requirements :
Urad dhal – 2 cup
Green chillies – 4
Ginger – ½ tsp
Crushed pepper – 1 tsp
 Chopped Coriander leaves
Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
Onion – 1
Salt as required
Oil for frying

Method :
Wash and soak the urad dhal in the water for 30 minutes.
Drain the water out and grind with out water to a soft smooth dough.
Add in the green chillies and grind together.
Add the chopped onion , crushed pepper , cumin , coriander leaves , curry leaves , required salt and mix well.
Heat oil  in a pan , adda spoonful of batter at a time to make small vadas.
Deep fry till golden brown and crisp.

This same batter can be shaped into round shaped as doughnuts and deep fried.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

Urad dhal fritters is ready to serve.
I like to have it as it is.
Can serve along with coconut chutney.


  1. Love the tiny teeny wad as dear :)

  2. love them, especially the cuties!

  3. Love that super spongy vadas, drooling here.

  4. can eat a few right now... delicious, soft and spongy vadai!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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