Medu Vadai : a Tasty South Indian Snack

Introduction: Medu Vadai : a Tasty South Indian Snack

Medu Vadai is a South Indian snack food made with split Black gram lentils as the main ingredient. It is served with other dishes during breakfast or as an evening snack with coconut chutney.

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Step 1: Soak Black Gram Lentils

Take about one cup of Black gram lentils in a vessel. Add water and allow it soak for about two hours.

Step 2: Make Batter

After about two hours, wash the lentils and using a mixer grinder make a fine paste. Do not add any water. The water absorbed by the lentils during soaking is enough to make a suitable batter for making Medu Vadai.

Transfer the batter from the mixer grinder to a bowl.

Step 3: Other Ingredients

  • Two medium sized Onions
  • A bunch of Curry leaves
  • Two to three green chilies (As per your taste)

Chop the onions, curry leaves and green chilies into small pieces.

Step 4: Medu Vadai Mix

  • Add a teaspoon of Cumin seed powder to the batter in the bowl.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Now add the finely chopped onions, curry leaves and green chilies to the batter.
  • Mix well using a ladle.

The Medu Vadai batter is ready

Step 5: Add Batter Shaped Like Donuts in Hot Oil

  • Heat enough oil in a frying pan
  • Apply little oil to your hand.
  • Take little amount of batter, spread in your palm and make a little hole in the center with a finger.
  • Then drop it slowly into the hot soil. You can add four or five pieces at a time in the oil.

Step 6: Deep Fry

  • Deep fry the Medu Vadai. Turn them around in oil so that all sides cook properly.
  • When the outer area is fried to a brown color, remove from oil and strain out the excess oil.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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    3 years ago

    Ulundha vadai eppovum super ah than irukum. Nice work.