Medu Vada

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - black gram (Urad) Dal
  • 1 tsp - black pepper corns, crushed
  • 2 tbsp - coconut pieces, finely chopped (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • oil to fry

How to Make Medu Vada

  • Soak the Dal in water for 2 hours. Drain and grind with salt to a fluffy batter, using just a sprinkling of water.
  • Add pepper and optional coconut.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying, till it is moderately hot.
  • Take a piece of plastic sheet and grease it lightly with oil.
  • Place about 3 tbsp of the Vadai mixture on it.
  • Flatten to a disc, about 1/2 cm thick.
  • Make a depression in the centre with your forefinger.
  • Transfer it carefully into the oil.
  • Shape 3 or 4 more Vadas and drop into the oil.
  • Fry on moderate heat till the Vadas are cooked and golden brown.
  • Well-made medu Vadas are soft and spongy with a thin crisp skin.