Apr 12, 2013

Medu Vada | Uddina Vada | Thootu Vada

A deep fried South Indian recipe made with Urad dal and combinations of spices. This vada is served with coconut chutney and sambhar. 


1 cup Urad Dal, soaked for at least 3 hours
1/2 tsp Pepper corns
1 small piece of Ginger grated
2 Green chili, finely chopped
Oil for deep frying


  • Wash soaked urad dal 2 to 3 times. Grind urad dal finely without adding much water
  • Add pepper corns, grated ginger and  finely chopped chilies into the batter. Adjust salt as per taste

  • Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottom vessel
  • Apply water to your hands. take a small portion of batter. Flatten it and make a hole in the center and gently leave it in the oil

  • Fry evenly on both the sides. Drain excess oil using absorbant paper

  • Serve with coconut chutney and sambhar

  • After grinding the batter, do not leave it to ferment otherwise the vada will absorb excess oil
  • I have not used water while making batter. And  I prepared better using blender. If you are using grinder, then use very little water
  • You can also add 2 tsp of freshly grated coconut and curry leaves to enhance its flavour
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