Sunday, October 20, 2013

Medhu vada | Ulunthu vadai

Medhu vada or uzhunthu vadai is a traditional south Indian recipe. This vada is prepared for every South Indian festivals and marriages, without vada it is not a complete food in festival or marriages. When comes to vada, I prefer medhu vada. When soaked in sambhar,rasam and yogurt it is called sambhar vadai, rasam vadai and thayir vadai. I love this vadai in all form. Try this and enjoy in any way....

  • Urad dal - 1 cup
  • Raw rice - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilly - 1
  • Red chilly - 2 
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
  • Curry leaves - 5, chopped finely
  • Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - to deep fry


Soak the urad dal and rice together for 1 hour. Grind it in a blender or wet grinder with red chilly, green chilly and ginger. Add water little by little and grind to a thick batter.
Transfer the batter in a bowl, add curry leaves cilantro, asafoetida and salt. Keep water in a  separate bowl to wet the hands for preparing vadas. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan.
Wet the hands and take a medium size batter and place it in the ziploc cover. Pat the batter and make a hole in the center. Slip gently in the hot oil. Fry vada in batches over moderate heat till golden brown.

Serve with sambhar or/and chutney.

  • Do not soak urad dal for more than one and half hours. Do not add salt while grinding, otherwise the batter will become watery.
  • If grinding in a mixie(blender), grind to a smooth batter and pulse for few minutes. Add ice water while grinding.
  • If the batter is watery, add a tsp of rice flour. You can add finely chopped onions in the batter and fry it.
  • The shape comes only in practice, if you don't get shapes drop in spoon, that also taste good. 


Hema said...

Delicious vadas, come out in perfect shape with the nice hole in the center..

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

What a perfect Vadai.....

Savitha Ganesan said...

Crispy vadai. perfect for occasions.

Kurryleaves said...

perfect !!!love to have it with coconut chutney...mmmm ..already feeling hungry!!!

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