Medhu Vadai

PREP TIME: 5 Mins (excluding the soaking time)



Green Chilli -2

Urad Dal – 1 cup

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Oil – to deep fry the Vadai

Medhu vadai Ingredients


STEP 1: Wash and soak the urad dal for 2 hours and grind it to a fine paste adding salt and very little water. If the batter is too watery you will not get the round shape.

STEP 2: Add chopped onion, chopped green chilli and curry leaves to the dal batter and mix well. VARIATION – you can add chopped onion, curry leaves, cumin seeds and pepper corns as well.

STEP 3: Heat oil in a deep pan.

STEP 4: Take a small plastic sheet and apply 2 drops of water and spread it well. Now take a small portion of the dal mixture and place it on the plastic sheet. Flatten the dough and make a hole in the middle and place it in the hot oil.

STEP 5: Wait for the vadai to turn golden brown on one side, then flip it and allow it to cook on the other side.

Medhu Vadai final


TIP: Serve with sambar and coconut chutney. For sambar vadai you can soak the vadai in sambar, garnish with chopped onion and chopped coriander leaves.


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