Medhu Vadai / Uzhunnu Vada

The crispy uzhunnu vadas which was served along with Masala dosa was a delicacy we enjoyed during our college days.  Later away from home, I yearned for it.  And on holidays back at home I got the simplest recipe and managed to make it for my friends.  Here the recipe.


Urid dal (Uzhunnu parippu) 250 gram

Green chillies chopped 4 nos

Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Oil to fry.


Soak urad dal in water for 3-4 hours and drain.

Grind the dal, chillies and ginger together adding a little water using a mixer grinder to a thick paste.

Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan.

Make lime sized balls from the dough, flatten it round, make a hole in the middle with your finger and deep fry till golden brown.  

Serve with coconut chutney or sambar.  It is also delicious without any dips.

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