Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Medhu Vadai / Urad dal vada


Urad dal/Uzhundhu - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Onion - 10-25(small) or 1 (big) - chopped
Green chilli - 2 or 3 - chopped
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Oil - to fry


1. Soak urad dal exactly for 20 - 30mins. Do not soak for more hours.
2. Grind urad dal/uzhundhu without adding water. You grind this in a blender/Mixi
3. If needed add 1 or 2 tsp of water. Do not add more then vadai will suck more oil and it wont be good to have.
4. Add rice flour, onion, green chilli, curry leaves, coriander leaves, and salt to the grinned urad dal and mix well. Batter shoul be very thick.
5. Heat oil in a pan, add a little amount of batter to oil and see if oil is ready.
6. Touch hand in water and take a ball of batter, flatten it and with your thumb put a hole and leave it in oil. Unable to put a hole, leave it.
7. Let it cook for few mins, approximately, when you see medium brown color you can take it out from oil.


Coconut chutney is the best combination for this. We can also make sambar vadai, Dahi vadai/Thayir vadai. Chicken/Mutton gravy will also a wonderful for this. Most popular snack in south india,especially in south india, in all tea shops we will get this vadai.



Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. You have a nice space here...Medhu vadai is my favorite type of vadai and yours looks yummy...I do not use onion in it usually but thats a nice idea will try it this way too...