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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Medu Vada / Dahi Vada / Thayir vada


  1. Urad Dhal - 1 Medium cup (Soaked for 1 hr)

  2. Black pepper - 1 Spoon

  3. Jeera - 1/4 Spoon

  4. Onion - 1 small (diced finely)

  5. Aniseed - 1/4 spoon

  6. Cilantro - 3 leaves (diced finely ) optional

  7. Salt - to taste

  8. Baking powder - 1 pinch

  9. Rice flour - 1 Spoon


  1. Grind the urad dhal in a small mixer..Using as little water as possible..

  2. The batter should be ground well..

  3. It should not be watery

  4. Throw in the rest of the ingredients..

  5. Mix well..

  6. Allow it to stay for 2 mins

  7. Heat the Kadai..

  8. Pour in oil..

  9. Wet ur hands with water..

  10. Make a ball with the dough..make a hole in the center..

  11. Haha..thats how its also called Ootta vada...ulundha vada...

  12. When the oil is warm enough..drop the dough ..
  13. When cooked on one side..turn it to the other side..

  14. Allow it to fry..When its light brown and crispy..remove them ..

  15. Drain excess oil in a paper towel..

  16. Serve with coconut or Onion Chutney...

  17. Sounds tempting rite..


For those who find it hard to make perfect vada..just scoop the dough in a spoon and drop them in oil...After all shape doesn't matter..when it reaches ur mouth...

Now for the Dahi Vada..

  1. Blend 2 cups of Dahi (curd) in a blender

  2. Drop the fried vada directly into the blended curd..

  3. immerse them completly in the curd

  4. Prick them with the fork..so the curd can ooze out into the vada

  5. Refridgerate them..

  6. Before serving..sprinkle..some chilli powder..and Garam Masala..

  7. Go crazy..also u can sprinkle some Ompodi...

  8. Stomach is Growling now :0)

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