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Medu Vada/Indian Savory Doughnut

Happy Diwali friends.Medu Vada or Uzhunu Vada is an Indian Savory doughnut made of Urad dal. This is my next recipe for you in this Diwali.You can read about Diwali and a dessert recipe in  this post.

Medu Vada

Medu Vada is a Indian version of savory doughnut. It is a perfect gluten free snack made with urad dal. It’s crispy out and soft from inside.There will be no tea shops with out this vada. I remember when we are in India,our weekly market purchase ends with having this vada piping hot with some chutneys in a shop near market.Share how many of you have such experience?

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There are varieties made with this medu vada like Sambar vada,Dahi vada. Whatever way you eat,still it’s delicious and I bet that you can’t stop with one.

How I made Medu Vada

The first step to make Medu Vada is to soak Urad dal for minimum 45 minutes. Grind it in wet grinder using less water.You can also mixer to grind the dal but the best consistency is achieved when grinding in wet grinder. Grind till smooth and fluffy.If you add a pinch of ground batter in a glass of water,it should float. It is the right consistency.

Remove the ground batter to a bowl, add chopped onions,green chilies and other spices.Take a small portion of batter and make a round shape in your hand or a banana leaf or a plastic sheet.Make a small hole in the center and deep fry in hot oil in medium flame. Enjoy with some chutney and sambar along a cup of tea.

Sambar Vada

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INGREDIENTS

Urad dal – 1 cup

Onions – 1/2 cup chopped finely

Green chilies – 2 chopped finely ( I didn’t use it)

Ginger – 1 tbsn chopped

Pepper corns – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few chopped

Coriander leaves/ Cilantro – few chopped

Salt – as required

Oil – to deep fry

METHOD

  • Soak Urad dal for minimum 45 minutes to 2 hour.
  • Wash thoroughly and drain water.
  • Grind it with little water in wet grinder or blender.
  • If needed just sprinkle water.Do not use more.
  • The batter should be thick and smooth.If you drop the batter in a glass of water it should float.
  • Remove it to a bowl.
  • Add chopped onions,chopped ginger,green chilies,Pepper corns,Salt,Curry leaves and cilantro.
  • Mix thouroghly.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or pot.
  • Take a small portion of batter in your hand.Make a hole in middle.
  • Drop it in hot oil carefully.
  • When one side is cooked flip to other side.
  • Cook in medium flame till golden.
  • Serve with Sambar or Coconut Chutney.

NOTES

  1. While grinding the dal,use only LITTLE QUANTITY of water.That is the important thing to keep in mind.
  2. The batter should be thick and smooth.
  3. Adding green chilies are optional.I didn’t add as serving for kids.
  4. If you couldn’t get right shape in your hands,try making it in a plastic sheet and then drop in oil.
  5. Oil should be hot enough while dropping vada,if not vada will be oily.
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Medu Vada/Urad Dal Vada
Prep Time
1 hrs
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins
 

Medu Vada or Uzhunu Vada is an Indian Savory doughnut made of Urad dal. This is my next recipe to you for this Diwali.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Urad Dal
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped Finely
  • 2 nos Green Chilli Chopped
  • 1 Tbsn Ginger Chopped
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns
  • Curry leaves few chopped
  • Coriander leaves/Cilantro few chopped
  • Salt as required
  • Oil to deep fry
Instructions
  1. Soak Urad dal for minimum 45 minutes to 2 hour.

  2. Wash thoroughly and drain water.

  3. Grind it with little water in wet grinder or blender.

  4. If needed just sprinkle water.Do not use more.

  5. The batter should be thick and smooth.If you drop the batter in a glass of water it should float.

  6. Remove it to a bowl.

  7. Add chopped onions,chopped ginger,green chilies,Pepper corns,Salt,Curry leaves and cilantro.

  8. Mix thouroghly.

  9. Heat oil in a kadai or pot.

  10. Take a small portion of batter in your hand.Make a hole in middle.

  11. Drop it in hot oil carefully.When one side is cooked flip to other side.

  12. Cook in medium flame till golden.

  13. Serve with Sambar or Coconut Chutney.

Recipe Notes
  1. While grinding the dal,use only LITTLE QUANTITY of water.That is the important thing to keep in mind.
  2. The batter should be thick and smooth.
  3. Adding green chilies are optional.I didn't add as serving for kids.
  4. If you couldn't get right shape in your hands,try making it in a plastic sheet and then drop in oil.
  5. Oil should be hot enough while dropping vada,if not vada will be oily.

 

 

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22 Comments

  1. These doughnuts look so crispy and delicious, I’d love to try them out, they sounds simple enough 😀

    1. Thank you so much 😊.. you will love this for sure.. let me know your feedback when you try

      1. I’ll make some for friends this weekend probably, can’t wait! 😀

        1. Wow..that’s great..😊..wish you will get right.. please feel free to ask if you have any questions..

  2. curryandvanilla

    Can have these any time, especially soaked in sambhar!!! Thanks so much Lathiya for bringing it to the party at FiestaFriday 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you so much 😊..as you said we can enjoy this any given time 😊

  3. hijackedbytwins

    Oh my these look so good! I must try these, my lot would love them I am sure! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    1. Thank you😊.. will be glad if you made that..let me know your feedback when you try 😊

  4. They look crisp and perfect! 🙂

  5. Wow they look so perfect. I’m craving these for breakfast now… yum

  6. I love warm vadas! I’m looking forward to making this – so much better than using a packet mix!

    1. Do try..definitely worth than store bought..let me know your feedback..Thank you

  7. Crispy and delicious vada looks so tempting!

  8. These looks good. My favorite snack/ breakfast 🙂

  9. Can have these any time of the day.. even in the mid-night… hahhaa… Looks delicious dear.

    1. True..there is no specific time to enjoy this..Thank you dear

  10. I can have these crispy ones anytime as it is or wid sambhar

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