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Medhu vada ( urad dal vada)

 Medhu vada - medhu vada is one of the most popular appetizers in south India. Besides being delicious, Medhu vada is healthy. It can be enjoyed much especially in combination with pongal. you can serve it with breakfast to fullfill your daily required nutrition. Let's see howto make it in simple way.


Urad dal - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium sized
Green chilly -1
Ginger - 1/2 inch finely chopped
Curry leaves - 12
Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Instruction in grinder

STEP 1 Soak the urad dal for 1 hour.  Grind it for 30 minute.
STEP 2  Add water little by little ( approx. 3/4 cup). Batter should be thick and fluffy. 
STEP 3  Add green chilli, ginger, onion, curry leaves, pepper,  salt mix it well with hand.
STEP 4 In medium flame, drop vada batter into the oil. ( wet your hand make a ball, make the hole on the center then drop into oil).

Instruction in blender

 STEP 1 Soak the urad dal 5 hours minimum 2 hours , blend the urad dal (make a pulse initially no water) .
STEP 2  Add water (cold water) little by little. Batter should be thick and fluffy.  Beat with hand for 5 minutes.
STEP 3 Refrigerate for 15 minutes. add onion, pepper, curry leaves, ginger, salt, and green chilli. mix it well.  Make a donut shape drop it into the  oil in medium flame.

Serve with coconut chutney

Use cold water it will prevent the heat from blender
Wet your hand make a ball it should be non sticky.
Add rice flour for more crispy vada. if is flowing consistency.


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