Medhu vadai  - A delicius fritters made of urad dal. I love these vada's for their crisp texture and divine taste. No South Indian festival is complete without some fried accompaniment.This is one of the classic and nutritious dish quick to cook and very easy to digest. :)

For this vadai you need

1 cup of urad dal
2 -3 nos. of green chillies
A sprig of curry leaves
1 onion


Soak urad dal for an hour.

Drain off the water and grind it to a smooth paste by sprinkling little water.

Chop the onions and green chillies finely.

Add the chopped ingredients along with salt and sprig leaves to the batter. Mix it well.

Heat oil in a pan, wet your palm ,take a small portion of it pat in your palm ,make a hole in the center and drop it in oil. (It should rise quickly to the top)

Fry them in medium flame until they turn crispy and golden brown. Drain them on kitchen paper to remove excess oil from it.

Tasty  urad dal vada is ready to be served.......

Serve it hot with coconut chutney/Sambar and enjoy........ :)


Don't add too much of water while grinding , just sprinkle now and then.

The batter should be soft,frothy  and non sticky that is the correct consistency. 

After frying if your vada's doesn't seem crispy add a tsp. of rice flour and then try out.

Make sure you fry them in medium heat . Turn them around a few times to brown them evenly. 
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Looks so so crispy aruna! Love it a lot..

  2. Yum! Give me chutney and Sambar with this and I am SO happy :)

  3. Super crisp, vadais are looking too good:)

  4. Meduvada looks cripsy and delicious.

  5. Oh these vadas are so crispy!! I was just asking a friend how she makes vadas and here you are with this beautiful post. Did you use an idli or vada grinder? Or did you just put in a normal blender? Btw..Thankyou for stopping by my space.

  6. thats a lovely blog you have! thanks Aruna for visiting my space and joining happy to follow u too!

  7. Thanks for visiting my space.Vada looks yummy and crispy.

  8. Wow, vada looks so crispy.Follow you for more such crispy bites!

  9. Looks so crisy and this..all time fav...

  10. Hey Aruna, nice blog..vada is mouth watering!! Happy to follow you..
    Thanks for leaving a nice comment @ my space :)

  11. sounds devourable n perfect ur cliks..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  12. That's a lovely crisp medhu vadai. thanks for visiting my space and leaving ur comment.. Happy to follow u :)

  13. It's a all time favorite dish of mine.. Vada looks crispy & yummy..

  14. Hi dear,
    Crispy vadas..lovely!!

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  15. Hi Aruna,this is my first time here and I luv to go thru ur fabulous recipes.This Vada luks perfectly Yumm and can feel the crisp texture from ur click.Good to know a fellow blogger from TamilNadu.Thanks for sharingtrieste.Following U.Visist my space when U r free dear.

  16. How wonderful and inviting clicks.... Love your blog. Following u now :)

    Please accept the cute awards waiting for you at my space :)

  17. delicious looking urud dal looks wonderful

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  20. Looks crispy,suitable for tea time,love it.

  21. It looks so yummy and crispy, i love this dish.

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