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Urad Vada



Urad Vada is a popular Indian snack made from split black lentils. It is a savory fritter that is usually served with chutney or sambar. The lentils are soaked overnight, then ground into a paste and mixed with spices. The mixture is then shaped into small flattened balls and deep-fried until golden brown. Urad Vada is a popular street food in India and is often served as a snack or appetizer.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Urad Dal (split black lentils)

1 cup


1 teaspoon

Cumin Seeds

1 teaspoon

Green Chillies, finely chopped

1 teaspoon

Coriander Leaves, finely chopped

2 tablespoons

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

Soak the Urad Dal in water for at least 4 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the Urad Dal into a coarse paste.

Step 3:

Add the Salt, Cumin Seeds, Green Chillies, and Coriander Leaves to the paste and mix well.

Step 4:

Heat the oil in a deep pan over medium heat.

Step 5:

Take a small portion of the Urad Dal paste and shape it into a flat round patty.

Step 6:

Carefully slide the patty into the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.

Step 7:

Remove the Urad Vada from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Step 8:

Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 26290 users have chowed down on Urad Vada a whopping 39209 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Lucknow are the top 5 cities gobbling up Urad Vada like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Urad Vada, our users are head over heels in october, but the interest cools down in june.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Urad Vada is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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