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medu vada recipe | uddina vada recipe | urad dal vada recipe

easy medu vada recipe | uddina vada recipe | urad dal vada recipe
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 -15 Servings


  • 1 cups of urad dal or uddina bele
  • ¼ cup of channa dal or kadle bele
  • 2 tsp of rice flour
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp of dry chopped coconut
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped)
  • pinch of hing
  • salt to taste
  • oil to fry


  • wash and soak dal in about 3 cups of water for about 2-3 hours.
  • drain all the water from soaked dal. grind urad dal and channa dal together to smooth paste using very little water. i have used authentic grinding stone, but wet grinder or even mixer grinder can be used.
  • the batter should be thick and use very little water. the right consistency is very important or otherwise, you will not be able to get the vada shape.
  • add coriander, green chilli, ginger and chopped dry coconut to the batter. mix it very well.
  • add 2-3 tsp of rice flour. rice flour is added to make it crispy.
  • add pinch of hing to make it more digestible.
  • heat the oil in a frying pan in medium flame. wet your palms and take a lemon size batter.
  • make hole in the center and slide it into the hot oil.
  • the vada should float on top of oil.
  • make sure your oil is not too hot. otherwise the vadas would not cook evenly.
  • fry on both sides till it becomes golden brown in colour.
  • serve medu vada immediately with chutney collections or sambar collections.