Medu Vada | How to make Medu Vada

By Ankita Agarwal  |  29th Oct 2015  |  
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About Medu Vada Recipe

Medu Vada is a South-Indian dish. It is combination of dal and spices. It is crispy from outer side and soft from inner side.

Medu Vada

Ingredients to make Medu Vada

  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 2 tbsp sooji or Rawa
  • 1-2 finely chopped green chili
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste or grated ginger
  • 11/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut powder
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1-2 Ziploc bag
  • 1/2 cup water in a bowl

How to make Medu Vada

  1. Soaked the dal for four hours and grind dal in a grinder to make the batter. Make sure dal batter should be thick. (For medu vada, we need thick dal batter so while grinding add only 1-2 tbsp water(if required)).
  2. Take out dal batter in a bowl . Add semolina , baking soda and baking powder and mix well. Beat dal for 5-6 minutes.(With the help of hand or beater)
  3. Add salt , blackpepper, green chili , ginger paste and coconut powder. Mix well.
  4. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Take a plastic bag , open it from the sides.
  5. Take a small ball from the dal batter. Put it over the plastic.
  6. With the help of wet fingers spread the ball gently With the help of finger , hole it in the between.
  7. Then flip the pastic and turn the vada on your hand and dip in the oil and fry it.
  8. Oil should be medium hot .If oil is very hot then vadas will become quickly brown but uncooked from the inside. Fry the medu vadas on medium gas.
  9. Fry all the vadas this way till they become evenly brown in color and crispy. Medu Vadas are ready

My Tip:

Beating is the important step. Frying Medu Vadas is another important step

Reviews for Medu Vada (1)

Rewa Chadha4 years ago

can u give recipe of COCONUT CHUTNEY used as its accompaniment ?