Apr 18, 2012

Medhu Vada / Uzhundha Vadai!!!!

Hi guys!!!!

After 4 days of continuous fun in London I have finally come back to normal life. After sorting out the pics and uploading them on FB I finally sat down to post a few recipes today. When it comes to vada both me and Ganesh prefer the paruppu vada. But on every auspicious day I make the medhu vada for the pooja. So I made it on the Tamil New years day as well.

I usually grind the batter in my mixie and I have had a hard time in making soft medhu vadas. But this time the vadas turned out perfect and soft. Although both of us do not like this vada much, we enjoyed it and Ganesh was going on and on about how I finally succeeded in making tasty soft medhu vadas :-)

Now lets see the recipe.

Makes 10-12 vadas

Urad dal - 1 cup
Ginger - 1 inch
Green chillies - 2 or 3
Asafoetida - a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Black pepper  - 2 tsp (crushed)
Curry leaves - a bunch
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - for frying.


1. Soak the dal overnight or atleast 8 hours. Grind the dal into a fluffy smooth batter adding very little water.
2. Add chopped ginger, chillies and all other ingredients and mix well.
3. Heat the oil and keep it ready. Take a scoop of the batter in your palms (wet your palms to make the shaping easier) and flatten it and make a cavity in the centre and gradually drop it in the oil.
4. Fry the vada till golden brown on both sides and set aside on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Repeat this till you finish the batter.

Serve with sambar or chutneys of your choice!!!!

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