Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)


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Golden and crispy Medu Vada is a traditional favourite of South India  made from urad dal. The hole in the centre is the defining feature of medu vadas!

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Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli, dosa, pongal or upma, they like to add a crispy, tasty and protein-rich urad dal vada to the platter. In fact, when you have breakfast in a South Indian restaurant, even in the remote villages, you will be fascinated to see the waiter reel out the list of breakfast combos, almost all of them featuring vada! Serving them fresh with sambhar and coconut chutney however is doubly delightful.

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Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe) recipe - How to make Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)

Soaking Time:  2 hours.   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 14 medu vadas. (14 medu vada )
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Method
  1. Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water for atleast 2 hours.
  2. Drain, add the green chillies, pepper, curry leaves and ginger and blend in a mixer to a smooth batter, adding little water.
  3. Add the salt and mix well and divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Keep aside.
  4. Wet your hand.
  5. Take a portion of the mixture in your hand.
  6. Make a hole in the centre with your thumb.
  7. Heat oil in a kadhai, upturn your hand and drop the wada in oil.
  8. Deep fry the wada till both sides turn golden brown in colour.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 7 more medu wadas.
  10. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with fried coconut chutney and sambhar.
Accompaniments

Coconut Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas) 

Nutrient values per medu vada
Energy82 cal
Protein2.6 g
Carbohydrates6.4 g
Fiber1.3 g
Fat5.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A49.1 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid14.2 mcg
Calcium16.6 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium4.3 mg
Potassium86.3 mg
Zinc0.3 mg

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Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
5
 on 21 Apr 17 06:43 PM


Mam your recipe is very easy .l tried it n find it is very very tasty. Thanku so much to u
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anshu, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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22 Apr 17 08:22 AM
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
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 on 21 Apr 17 06:37 PM


Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
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 on 05 Mar 17 11:25 AM


Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
5
 on 28 Feb 17 01:07 PM


I tried making medu vada for the first time and it turned out yummy and crispy. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe for tasty vadas
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Tarla Dalal    Very pleased to hear From you Priya that the recipe turned out great for you. Do keep trying more of it and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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28 Feb 17 04:43 PM
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
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 on 02 Dec 16 07:23 PM


I tried.. it came out too good.. thank you??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Salma, Thank you so much for your kind words. Do keep trying more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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03 Dec 16 08:36 AM
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
5
 on 10 Nov 16 10:30 AM


Too Good
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Minal for the feedback.
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10 Nov 16 11:07 AM
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
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 on 03 Sep 16 05:53 PM


Good
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lina , we are delighted you loved the Medu Vada recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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06 Sep 16 09:16 AM
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
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 on 30 Aug 16 07:07 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bhawna , we are delighted you loved the Medu Vada recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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06 Sep 16 09:17 AM
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
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 on 18 Jul 16 08:45 AM


Thanks for the information
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
5
 on 09 May 16 07:36 AM


Very good info easy to understand
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