Medu vada | How to make Medu vada

By Aayushi Manish  |  10th May 2016  |  
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About Medu vada Recipe

Medu is the Kannada word for "soft"; "medu vada" literally means "soft fritter is made with spiced urad dal batter and fried in donut shape dumplings. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are served with Sambar or Coconut Chutney.

Medu vada

Ingredients to make Medu vada

  • 1 cup urad dal soaked for 4-6 hours
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp powdered black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 3-4 finely chopped green chillies
  • 10-12 finely chopped curry leaves
  • oil for frying

How to make Medu vada

  1. Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water .Drain, add the green chillies, black pepper, curry leaves ,and ginger and blend in a mixer to a smooth batter, adding a little water.
  2. Add the salt and mix well and divide the mixture into equal portions. Keep aside.Wet your hand.Take a portion of the mixture in your hand.Make a hole in the center with your thumb
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai(temp Med-hi) up turn your hand and drop the vada in oil.Deep fry the vada till both sides turn golden brown in color.Repeat with the remaining batter to make more Medu vada.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with chutney and sambar

My Tip:

Batter consistency should be correct otherwise ,you won’t get the donut shape and it’ll absorb a lot of oil.

Reviews for Medu vada (1)

Ayushi Prakash2 years ago

Nice vada recipes, Aayushi! Even this one is great