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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