Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)

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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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Soaking Time:  2 hours.   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 14 medu vadas.
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  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.

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Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
 on 01 Sep 15 05:57 PM

Medu vadas are almost everyone''s favourite..i loved the way the recipe is explained to make the vadas without a medu vada making equipment..Simple and delicious flavour of the south..I follow this recipe always..
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
 on 26 Sep 13 10:29 AM

when i had tried it a month ago,it tasted very good but i could not make a shape. then i had buy a meduvada maker for 100rs. and try again and the result was awesome.thank you very much for the recipe.
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
 on 06 Nov 12 10:54 AM

Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe)
 on 14 Jan 14 02:14 PM

I thought medu vadas would be kind of tricky, but i pulled this off quite okay! Loved the zing the green chillies and kadi patta get in! good recipe for nice crunchy soft medu vadas!