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ulundu vadai

Ulundu Vada - Medhu Vada

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword snack, vada
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Priya Shiva


  • Urad dal / White lentil - 1 cup
  • Green chilies - 2 ( finely chopped)
  • Grated ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig (finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
  • Idhayam Mantra Groundnut Oil for deep frying


  1. Clean and soak white lentil in water for 2 hours.

  2. Drain the water and add urad dal, ginger, a pinch of asafoetida, salt to taste and grind it to make a smooth paste. Add minimum water to grind and then transfer the batter into a bowl. Add chopped curry leaves and green chillies in it.

  3. Heat some oil in a frying pan. Take a spoonful of batter in a wet plastic sheet and shape it into a circle. Wet your hands and make a hole in between and drop it into the oil carefully. You can even shape it in your hand once you become an expert in making vada.

  4. Deep fry in oil on low flame till it turns golden brown. Serve it hot with some coconut chutney. 

Recipe Notes

  • You can add 1 tbsp rice flour in the batter to make vadas even more crispy.
  • To know that batter is fluffy and ready, drop a small portion in water. It should be floating. If it doesn't float, check if the batter is smooth or grind it again. Sprinkle water while grinding.