Medu Vada /Medu Vada Recipe

Medu vada is a crispy fluffy and a popular south Indian dish .Its crispy yet soft and fluffy paired with sambar(lentil stew with veg ) and coconut chutney.Medu Vada/Medu Wada  has always been my favourite ,Can have it any time of the day .Medu vada dunked in hot piping sambar is an amazing combo as well.

1 cup urad dal
2 to 3 green chillies
1/ inch ginger minced
1 onion chopped
6 to 7 curry leaves chopped fine
6 to 7 peppercorns(optional)
oil to fry

  • Wash and soak the urad dal for 4 to 5 hours to overnight
  • Drain and grind to a paste without adding water,if you need just add about a spoon or so ,more water you add the batter will be watery .
  • Transfer the batter in a bowl and beat with your hands two to three times,this ensures batter is fluffy 
  • Now mix the chillies ,onion curry leaves to the batter .

      • Add salt and mix
      • Heat oil to deep fry ,once the oil is hot wet your palm and take a small portion and shape into a doughnut ,make hole in centre with your thumb 

      • Drop the vada in the oil and fry over med high flame until it turns golden brown on both sides
      • Remove the vadas on absorbent paper ,serve with sambar and coconut chutney

      soak it for 4 to 5 hours ,i usually soak it overnight .
      If at all you need just add little water to grind till smooth ,if the batter turns watery you may add semolina or rice flour
      the oil should not be very hot if the vadas are fried in hot oil it will be uncooked from inside
      If fried in less hot oil the vadas will absorb all the oil ,so keep the flame med high the oil should be med hot.
      Also add salt just before you are ready to fry the vadas ,add and mix well with your hands.