Medu vada | How to make Medu vada

By Nusrath Jahan  |  11th May 2016  |  
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About Medu vada Recipe

Medu vada or urad dal vada a typical south Indian delicacy is a must in every south Indian house hold for breakfast or snacks for the evening which is generally referred to as tiffin. These are often referred to as savoury donuts because of the shape resembling donuts .Nothing can beat the taste of these when served hot with a cup of coffee ...TOTAL BLISS .these can be served with chutney, sambar or even just pickle. Or else these can be munched as it on their own. I don't need any thing else as accompaniment to just gobble it down. These are so addictive that you cant stop munching with one.

Medu vada

Ingredients to make Medu vada

  • 3/ 4 cup - 95 gms mash dal / urad dal/ white lentils
  • 1 onion medium size
  • 1/2 inch ginger(optional)
  • a generous pinch of baking soda
  • chopped curry leaves ( optional)
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry

How to make Medu vada

  1. Wash and soak Dal for 4-5 hrs.
  2. Grind it to a paste in a mixer grinder, by adding a little water. Mix it thoroughly with hand to allow aeration and close the lid and keep it the fridge over night.
  3. If you are in a hurry continue with the next steps.
  4. Add all the above listed ingredients and mix well .
  5. Heat oil in kadhai. Wet your hands with water, make roundels of the batter place it on one of the palms and make a hole with the finger of other hand .
  6. Slowly drop it in hot oil and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Slowly turn it the other side and fry until the colour changes to the one in picture .
  8. Remove it and drain it in a paper towel.
  9. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup .

My Tip:

Over years of cooking I have noticed that vada made from freshly grounded batter are hard from inside .so I prefer over night resting. Adding of onion, ginger, chopped, coriander leaves, curry leaves is up to you.

Reviews for Medu vada (2)

Maria Pushpa3 years ago

Sry to say don't soak dal for 4 to 5 hours and don't keep in refrigerator. Better soak it for 1/2 an hour or 45 minutes and prepare as soon as u grind it and add salt to it while grinding only.

Kavitha Durgum3 years ago


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