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Medu Vada
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Medu Vada

Medu Vada is a crispy , fluffy , fritter made from Urad Dal is a popular breakfast item from South India.
Course Breakfast, Snack, Tiffin
Cuisine South India
Keyword Breakfast_Ideas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 13 Makes
Calories 163kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 1 cup Whole Blackgram / Urad Dal
  • 2 tablespoon Channa Dal
  • 1 no Onion Medium Size or Onion Shallots 5 no's
  • 2 no Green Chilli chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Pieces
  • 1 inch Ginger Grated
  • 3-4 pinches Asafoetidia
  • 4-5 no Black Peppercorns ,roughly crushed
  • 1 spring Curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • ¾ - 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Wash and soak Urad dal for 3-4 hours.
  • Drain water completely and transfer to mixer and grind. Just sprinkle some cold water if required and grind to a thick, smooth batter. 
  • Whilst keep oil for heating.
  • Chop onions, green chillies, greens and add to the batter. Add asafoetida, salt, rice flour mix everything.
  • Once oil is hot enough, wet your hands, take a big lemon size batter in right hand ,weigh and make round, at the centre of the batter press from thumb to make a hole and slowly slide into hot oil.
  • Fry on medium high heat till it turns nice golden colour.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.


  • Use ice cold water to grind the urad dal to smooth batter.
  • Keep the batter in refrigerator for minimum 30 minutes ,this makes you to shape well the urad vada and makes crisp too.


Calories: 163kcal