Medu Vada - Recipe Marathon - Day 9

Medu Vada , is a household dish in South India. Any function will not be complete without this Vada. It forms an integral part of the menu be it a wedding or any other function. I make it along with Pongal. This along with pongal. coconut chutney and sambhar is a perfect combination for breakfast. It will make you so full you will not feel hungry till your dinner time.

Urad Dal - 2 cups
Green Chillies -2 nos
Onion - cut into small pieces
Curry leaves - a small bunch cut into small pieces
Oil for deep fry
Salt to taste

Soak the Urad Dal for about 2 hours. Drain the water and blend it in a mixer along with the green chillies and a piece of ginger( I did not use it ), till you get a smooth paste.Make sure you do not add water , since the finely chopped onions will add to the water content. Add the onions along with salt to the Urad Dal paste . Mix well and keep aside for 5 mins. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai and when the Oil is hot. Take portions of the mixture make flat rounds and fry them in the oil.

Make sure that you drop the vada very slowly and carefully so that the hot oil dont spat outside the kadai. Some may add rice flour to this mixture so that the Vadai is crispy,but in my experience this will only make the vadai absorb more oil.
This hot vada can be had with Coconut Chutney or sambhar, This vadai is also used to make Sambhar Vada or Thayir Vada. Both of them are very famous dishes in South Indian restaurants. Sambhar Vada is my favourite.

Have a look at what my fellow runners are cooking:

DK from Culinary Bazaar,Siri from Siri-Corner,Srivalli from Cooking4allseasons, Ranji from Rb cuisines,PJ from Seduce your taste buds,Curry Leaf from Tasty Curry Leaf,Medha from Medha Blogspot,Priya from Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes,Bhawna from Bhawna Loves Cooking,Raaji from Raajis - Kitchen,Ruchii from Ruchii,Anu from Arundati-Foodblog,Kamala from Harish Nandu,Roopa from RV Kitchen Treats,Divya Kudua from Divya's Cook Book,Rekha from Plantain Leaf,Divya M from Divyaz Easy Receipe, Lakshmi from The Yum Blog,Raaga from Chef At Work,Lakshmi Venkatesh from Delights of Cooking,Sripriya from Srikar's Kitchen,Viji from Viji's Veg Corner,Pavani from Food Damaka


Unknown said...

Looks so good, I can never make this shape.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi, first time to your blog. The posts are so good. The vada looks crispy and tasty ....

Bhawana said...

wow medu vada, :). yummmmmmmmmmy, my hubby is waiting when I will make and serve :). now wait is over.

Bharathy said...

Wow!..perfect medhu vadas here :)
I always flop with them!..

I am here in your place after a long time..
and glad to see you are in the recipe marathon too! :)

happy blogging!

CurryLeaf said...

Looks good,I do not get this shape.

Unknown said...

oooh looks so yummy

Priya Suresh said...

Love these crispy medhu vadas..

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