Medu Vada
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Dec 10, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Appetizers Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Other Standing Time 1 hour

Medu vada is a urad dal based fried snack, a delightful dish from the South Indian cuisine. For preparing this dish. the urad dal is soaked, ground together with spices and deep fried until golden brown. It is served with coconut chutney. lentil savoury doughnuts ,a south indian breackfast

Recipe of Medu Vada

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Urad Dal 200 Grams
Onion 1 Cup
Cumin Seed 1 Teaspoons
Pepper Powder(for Taste) 1 Teaspoons
Corainder Leaves 1 Bunch
Oil to fry


1. Soak Urad dal for 6 hour or over night.
2. Blend it into a course paste.
3. Take a Frying pan add oil to it let it heat.
4. Take a bowl add blended urad dal,add onion,cumin seeds,pepper,corainder leaves,hing,salt as per taste mix all these ingredients well.
5. Make a donut and deep fry in the oil it turns to golden colour.
Posted Dec 10, 2007

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Jan 12, 2014
big fan of vahrehvah , results came good...

fz Jan 20, 2013
came out well! thanks!

prabha Dec 8, 2012
Hi Sanjeev,
I am a great fan of your cooking!.. I believe in your recipes so much that I don't give a second thought about preparing your recipes first time & serving in a party!..And this medhu vada, my family loves it.. but it comes out always stuffy & hard..Thanks you very much for showing the technique for a fluffy & soft vada..when I watched it, I couldn't explain my happiness that "FINALLY" , the soft vada secret is known..that too by the vah chef..Thanks & keep cooking! :)

shashi Nov 8, 2012
Thankyou so much sir. with ur aeration tip for the preparation of medhu vada was awesome. it was very helpful n we prepared delicious vadas. thank you so much.

Esther Sullian Apr 8, 2012
Sanjay, my best wishes go to a fabulous chef! I loved watching every moment of your demo; and need I say, learnt an invaluable secret.
However, pity you didn't get the chance to discuss how not to make the fried vada oily. Do please tell me. Cheers.

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