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crispy medu vada



Crispy Medu Vada, originally from the southern region of India, is a savory fritter type snack that is typically enjoyed with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Made out of urad dhal, these doughnuts are crispy from outside and soft from inside. It is mostly served as a breakfast item and is also enjoyed during festive or religious occasions. It is commonly served with sambar and coconut chutney.

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urad dal

2 cups

green chillies


black pepper

1 tablespoon

cumin seeds

1 tablespoon


A pinch

Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

1 handful

chopped onion

1/2 cup

- 4

oil for frying

5 cups



Step 1:

Soak the urad dal in water for about 5 - 6 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the urad dal, green chillies, black pepper, cumin seeds, and asafoetida into a smooth batter.

Step 3:

Add salt, chopped coriander leaves, and chopped onion to the batter and mix well.

Step 4:

Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.

Step 5:

Wet your hands, take a portion of the batter in your hand, make a hole in the centre and gently slide it into the hot oil.

Step 6:

Fry the vada till it turns golden brown on both sides.

Step 7:

Drain on kitchen paper.

Step 8:

Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney.

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