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Plain Medu Vada Recipe

Plain Medu Vada is a popular Indian Side dish
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 26 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 8-10 - Curry leaves
  • 1 cup - Dhal, urad (white)
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp - Pepper corns, crushed
  • 1 tsp - Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt to taste.
  • How to Make Plain Medu Vada:

    1. Wash and soak urad dal for 6 hours. Then grind it into a fine paste.
    2. Now, pour the batter in a bowl, whisking it continuously to fluff it up, and give it sufficient buoyancy until it turns slightly white.
    3. Now add salt, asafoetida, curry leaves, cumin seeds and crushed peppercorns to the batter and mix well.
    4. Then heat oil in a deep bottomed frying pan.
    5. Now wet your palms and shape the batter into balls and make a depression with the thumb in the center like a doughnut.
    6. Then deep fry the vadas in medium hot oil until golden brown and crisp.
    7. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.


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