Meddu Vadas | How to make Meddu Vadas

By sujaya anand  |  2nd Sep 2015  |  
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About Meddu Vadas Recipe

While this is a typical south Indian breakfast item. this method of preparing medu vada results in a light, cripsy vadas with soft and fluffy insides, a technique learnt from my mother in law

    Meddu Vadas

    Ingredients to make Meddu Vadas

    • urad dal - 2 cups
    • Raw rice - 1 table spoon
    • onion 1 Big Chopped
    • Green chilies -5 nos
    • ginger - grated 2 tsps
    • coriander - chopped 2 table spoons
    • curry leaves -chopped 2 table spoons
    • salt to Taste
    • Cold water 1/4 cup - use while grinding
    • oil for deep frying

    How to make Meddu Vadas

    1. Soak 2 cups of whole urad dal along with 1 table spoon raw rice for about two hours, Drain the water and grind with a wet grinder or a blender, add 2 tsps of grated ginger, 15-20 pepper corns, 5 chilies while grinding
    2. Pour small amounts of water to ensure the batter does not dry up, The batter should have thick consistency, let the batter rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes
    3. Remove from fridge, Add salt as required, 1 whole chopped onions, 2 table spoons of chopped coriander and curry leaves, beat the batter until nice and airy
    4. Heat the oil in a deep wok, once hot reduce the flame to medium (do not allow the oil to smoke)
    5. Wet the hand, take about a golf ball size of batter. Spread the batter over the fingers and with the thumb, make a hole in the center. Gently slide in the hot oil, fry till they turn golden brown, place on a kitchen paper towel
    6. Serve hot with Coconut chutney and Hot Sambar, Happy Cooking

    Reviews for Meddu Vadas (3)

    Alisha dogra3 years ago

    Can we make small pakodas with the same batter? They look so crispy.

    Seema Jindal3 years ago


    Ashwita kumar4 years ago

    I love vadas! these looks delicious :D Can we prepare this without onions?