Learn how to prepare crispy Uzhunnu Vada|Medu Vada a popular South Indian snack made using urad dal/black gram dal.
- Urud dal/Uzhunnu- 1cup
- Ginger chopped-1″ piece
- Green chilies chopped-2 to 3 nos
- Shallots/chumanulli chopped-6 to 8 nos
- Black pepper corns-8 to 10 nos
- Curry leaves chopped – 1 sprig
- Salt to taste
- Oil -to deep fry
- Wash and soak urud dal for 3 to 4 hours.
- Drain this and grind it to a smooth paste adding a few tablespoons of water if required.
- Add ginger,green chilies,shallots,pepper corns,curry leaves and salt to taste to the ground paste and mix well using a spatula.
- Keep aside for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Heat oil in a wok.Just add a pinch of the dough into hot oil,if this rises to the top immediately then the oil is hot enough to prepare the vadas.
- Wet your palm with cold water and take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a ball.Slightly flatten it and make a hole in the center using your finger.Slip this into hot oil(over medium flame).cook until it turns golden brown.
- Serve with coconut chutney
- If you are not able to shape the vadas add a few tsp of rice flour to the batter to bring it to the right consistency.
- To make uzhunnu vada crispy on the outside add 1 or 2 tsp of roasted rava to the batter.
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soujanyaSeptember 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm
vada looks prefect..
JulieSeptember 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm
Amazingly superb presentation of uzhunnu vada..adipoli aayittund..
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Suja ManojSeptember 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm
Perfect and yummy vada,my favorite,your clicks makes me drool..
Sobha ShyamSeptember 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm
my fav vadas, i can keep on eating them, beautiful clicks and presentation dear..
Reshmi MaheshSeptember 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Perfectly made and tempting vadas….Nice presentation too..
Indian KhanaSeptember 24, 2011 at 8:50 am
Looks perfect and adorable clicks
TinaSeptember 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Crispy and crunchy vadas…
UnknownSeptember 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Vadas looks so yummy… perfect partner for tea..:)
It has turned out to be a scrumptious snack..:)
Nisa HomeySeptember 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm
OMG! vadas looks so perfect and tempting….I wish i had them for tea today 🙁
ManjuSeptember 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm
You too!! You know I made this yesterday morning for breakfast. Well have to say yours look very perfect!!! Wonderfull clicks dear 🙂
schmetterlingwordsSeptember 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm
Crispy outside and soft inside!! Reminds me of those that my mom-in-law makes. Just love them 🙂
RamyaSeptember 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm
perfectly made vadas…tempting me to make it soon
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UnknownSeptember 26, 2011 at 6:02 am
Crispy and perfect vadas
InduSeptember 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm
They look perfect. Love the presentation
AlpanaSeptember 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm
Beautiful…….vadas look perfectly crispy.
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Hi,feel good to join Kurryleaves .Yummy and crisp Uzhunthu Vadas luk perfectly mouth-watering.Luv ur ewcipes.
ShanaviSeptember 27, 2011 at 5:29 am
Beautiful presentation ad perfect,crispy vadas..Loving it
JehanneSeptember 27, 2011 at 8:03 am
perfectly shaped, and look beautiful!
UnknownSeptember 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Perfectly shaped vadas. Luv them
RaksSeptember 28, 2011 at 2:54 am
Perfect vadas! Lovely clicks and presentation too!
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jaya's recipesOctober 3, 2011 at 6:05 pm
superb vadai and superb clicks!
AnonymousDecember 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Beautiful composition in the first picture Vidya..
Love vada, don't make it at all though..
TJMOctober 27, 2015 at 10:44 am
Hi. I tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out great. Cripsy outside and soft inside. I was surprised at how simple it was. Getting the dough to slip out of your hand was the tricky part. Getting that right I think will require some more practice. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂