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Ulunthu Vadai



Ulunthu Vadai is a popular South Indian snack made from skinned and split black lentils. It is a deep-fried snack that is usually served with chutney or sambar. The lentils are soaked overnight and then ground into a paste. The paste is then shaped into small discs and deep-fried until golden brown. Ulunthu Vadai is a popular snack in Tamil Nadu and is often served as a side dish with meals.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Urad Dal

1 cup


1 teaspoon

Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon

Black Pepper

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Green Chillies


Coriander Leaves

2 tablespoons

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

Soak the urad dal in water for at least 2 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the urad dal into a coarse paste.

Step 3:

Add the salt, cumin seeds, black pepper, asafoetida, green chillies and coriander leaves to the paste and mix well.

Step 4:

Heat oil in a deep pan.

Step 5:

Take a small portion of the paste and shape it into a round disc.

Step 6:

Carefully drop the disc into the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.

Step 7:

Remove the vadai from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Step 8:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 14828 users have chowed down on Ulunthu Vadai a whopping 28280 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi are the top 5 cities gobbling up Ulunthu Vadai like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Ulunthu Vadai, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in may.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Ulunthu Vadai is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of 20-25 BMI also on board.

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