January 4, 2018

Medu Vada Recipe | How to Make Crispy South Indian Urad Dal Vada

medu vada is a traditional south indian breakfast recipe that pairs up perfectly with coconut chutney and sambar.

Medu Vada

medu vada is a light and crispy donut shaped deep fried delicacy made with urad dal and few Indian spices. they are soft from inside and crisp outside.

medu vada is usually served as breakfast but is enjoyed as snacks along with a cup of tea. it goes as a side with a plate of idlis as well.

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Medu Vada

Medu Vada

Author: Razina | Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Breakfast 
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 8-10 vadas 


  • 1 cup urad dal, washed and soaked for 3-4 hours
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 green chillies, crushed
  • 3-4 black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying

Directions for making medu vada recipe

1. Drain the soaked dal and blend it to a smooth batter in a mixer by adding a little water at a time.

2. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, crushed black peppercorns, ginger and salt. Mix well.

3. Divide the mixture into 8-10 equal portions.

4. Wet your hands and take a portion of the mixture and make a hole in the centre with your thumb.

5. Heat oil in a kadhai and drop the shaped vada in oil. Deep fry till both sides turn golden brown in colour. Remove and keep on an absorbent paper. Repeat till all the vadas are done.

6. Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.

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