Medu Vada

Medu Vada

Medu Vada

Medu Vada is a south Indian snack and most the Indians, favorite. This can be eaten at breakfast or can be had as anytime snack. This crispy snack can be had as it is or with sambhar and chutney.

1 cup Urad dal (skinned black gram)
1 tsp chopped green chillies (optional)
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp crushed black pepper
Few crushed curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of rice powder (this makes the vada crispy)
Oil for deep frying


  • Soak the black gram for around 4-5 hours or better if kept overnight.
  • Drain out the water and grind it to a thick paste. Use just very little water to grind it. Switch off the grinder in between grinding to avoid overheating the grinder.
  • The batter should be fluffy and thick and not in a liquid form. To check the consistency try dropping a teaspoon of the batter into a bowl of water. If it floats it is the right consistency.
  • Remove the batter in a deep bowl and add in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix the whole mixture vigorously using your hand for around 2/3 minutes. This will make the batter more fluffy and soft.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan.
  • Meanwhile take some water in a deep dish. Dip both your hands in the water. Take some batter in your right hand and give it a round shape. Make a hole in the centre with your thumb.
  • Check if the oil is hot. It should be just medium hot or your vadas will turn brown from outside but not cook from inside.
  • Slide in the vadas in few batches till the vadas are crisp and brown.
  • Serve the medu vada with sambhar and chutney.

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