Vadai Recipe

Vadai,Vada also known as south Indian fritters (uzhundhu vadai) more or so look like doughnut, with same hole in the middle, but a savory dish made of lentils. Medhu Vadai or Medu Vada is a south Indian snack served along with coconut chutney, or mint coriander chutney.

Hot vadai dipped in hot sambhar is simply divine, is a famous breakfast easy recipe  snack. Keeping Vadai as base we can make many dishes ranging from sambhar vadai to curd vadai, Vadaicurry and the lists goes on. Vadai is crunchier on the outside and melts in mouth. Lets look on to the easy recipes ingredients and preparation of this easy south Indian fritters urad dal vadai ( ulundu vadai ) recipes.


  • Whole black gram dal – 1 cup   vadai recipes
  • Ginger juliens-1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Whole pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 sprig
  • Chopped onion – 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander – 1 tsp
  • Rice powder -1 tsp
  • Salt to taste


Wash and soak the De-husked urad dal for about an hour. Grind the soaked urad dal with very little amount of water, 1 tsp is more than enough.

When the dal is grinded to a little coarse texture its done. Now add all the ingredients listed above to the batter. Mix well.

Heat enough amount of oil in a kadai let it come to full boiling point. Now take a plastic sheet, coat slightly with oil so that the batter doesn’t stick to your hands.

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Now take a small ball sized batter,place over the plastic sheet, flatten it in the shape of doughnut,make a hole in the middle. Now transfer the flattened vadai, flip it fast in your hand then to the hot oil carefully.

When one side is cooked the vadais will automatically float on top of the oil. Turn them over, to the other side, and fry till golden brown.

Take it out and place it over tissue paper,as it will remove extra oil. Serve this dal fritters vadai with any chutney and sambhar. Idli Vadai recipes  is one of the famous south Indian starter and snack.

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