Plain Medu Vada

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Total Time:
4-8 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

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

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  • 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

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