Medhu Vada

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Dec. 19, 2006

Tasty and Delicious


Urad dal 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Ordinary)
Ginger 1 Teaspoon , grated
Coconut 1 Tablespoon , grated coarsely
Whole peppercorns 10
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (To Deep Fry)


Wash and soak dal and rice together in plenty of water overnight.

Drain, grind to a soft batter, a fine grain should be felt in it.

Do not make the batter thin. It should be thick enough to shape vadas.

Add all ingredients and beat well with hand to incorporate air.

Heat oil, wet palm and take an idli sized lump on fingers palm side up.

Make a hole in the middle with thumb.

Slip gently into hot oil, repeat for more.

Or use a medhu vada press.

Fry 5-6 at a time on medium flame.

Drain, serve hot with chutney and sambar, or accompany with idli.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 7