Thursday, April 16, 2009

Medu Vada







I’m a big fan of South Indian snacks. Medu vada is one of those. It is easy to make you can serve it as a meal with sambhar and chutney or just anytime snack only with chutney.It’s a kid’s friendly snack.

For Medu vada (4 servings)

Urad dal - 1.5 cups
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1 pinch
Freshly ground black pepper - 1tsp
Green chilies - 2
Curry leaves -8
Cooking oil to fry
Salt as per taste

  • Wash Urad dal thoroughly and soak it in water for 6-7 hours.
  • Grind soaked dal with green chilies in fine paste using very little water. Add asafoetida powder, cumin seeds, black pepper and salt to the paste.
  • Mix the batter for few minutes. It will incorporate some air to the batter and make it light.
  • Heat cooking oil for frying the vadas.
  • Apply some oil to your palm and take some batter on it. Shape it round and make a hole in the center with your finger. It takes some practice to make the shape.
  • Deep fry the doughnut shaped vadas in oil. It should be golden and crispy.
Serving Suggestions:
Serve hot with green chutney or coconut chutney for snack and with sambhar/chutney for meal.

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