11 August 2008

Medhu Vadai

Medhu vadai is made of urad dal and it is my all time favourite
Sunday evening it was raining "cats n dogs " and we felt like having somethin piping hot
after few mins of thinking we zeroed in on having medhu vadai.


Urad dal- 1 cup (200 gms)
Green chillies - 4 to 5
Onions - 2
Curry leaves - a bunch
Ginger grated - 1 tspn
Asafoetida- 1/2 tspn
Coriander leaves - a bunch
salt - acc to taste
Oil - for frying

  • wash n soak the dal and refrigerate for min 1 hr
  • in the mean time chop the onions finely
  • cut the green chillies and grate the ginger and finely chop the coriander leaves and curry leaves
  • now grind the urad dal smoothly . care shud be taken not to add too much water as it might absorb excessive oil.
  • when done add the onions , chillies, curry leaves , ginger, coriander leaves, needed sal and asafoetida. mix it thoroughly
  • heat oil in a pan
  • now comes the trickier part.
  • usually the vada's have a hole in the centre to allow even frying
  • the mixture must be in th right propotion to get this
  • for begginers it is ok if u just fry it without the hole in the centre.
  • wet ur hands and take the misture to the size of the lemon ball and a make a hole with ur thumb and gently drop it in the oil
  • allow it to get fried , the color changes to golden brown and then turn it and fry evenly
  • when done serve with coconut chutney .
  • alternatively u can cool the vada and drop in curd and enjoy as thayir vadai(curd vada)

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