January 13, 2009

Medhu Vada

"Eat vada, it is very nice. Also have some sambar, you will love it." Thus spoke former Indian President, Dr. Abdul Kalam, in a land that normally considers whale steak as a national delicacy.

Medu vada is a traditional south indian food which is prepared especially during festival seasons. I still remember as kids we would be thrilled when my mom prepares it using banana leaf for special poojas in home & it taste heaven. Intially when I started making this, I would struggle to get them into those wonderful doughnut in shapes but now it looks wonderful & taste delicious.

Ingredients :
  1. 1 Cup Urad Dhal without skin
  2. 1/2" Ginger -finely chopped
  3. 3-4 Green Chillies chopped (as per ur taste)
  4. 1 Sprig Curry Leaves chopped
  5. 1/2 Onion chopped
  6. 1/4 Cup chopped Coriander leaves
  7. 1 tbsp coarsly grated coconut (For additional flavour)
  8. 4 Pepper corns
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil for deep frying

How to Fry :

1. Soak urad dal in water for atleast 4 hrs & grind it along with green chillies & salt without using any water. Batter should be thick enough to shape vadas.

2. Add chopped onion, curry leaves, peppercorns, corriander leaves, ginger pcs, coconut & salt to taste to the urad dal & mix well.

3. Heat oil in the pan. Wet your palm. Take a dollop of batter(lemon size), put it in your wet palm, flatten to a round shape & make a hole in the center with your finger. Dry fry them till golden brown & crispy.

Serve hot with coconut chutney & sambhar.


Srikitchen said...

wow! my fav1
the last pic is too nice!

suvi said...

Your wadas look scrumptious!And the pictures are lovely!

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