Medu Vadai | Ulundu Vadai | Vada

Medu Vadai | Ulundu vadai |Vada recipe

Medu vadai / ulundu vadai

Medu vadai/ Ulundu vadai is a delicious crispy and very traditional South Indian snack variety. It is made from urad dhal (ulundu in Tamil) batter and deep fried in oil. It is called medu (soft) vada because the outer layer will be crispy and the inner layer will be very soft. Learn how to make medu vada recipe below.


Urad dhal-1 cup
Raw rice-1 tsp
Green chillies-2 nos chopped finely
Pepper corns-1 tsp
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Onion-1 no finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


👉Wash and soak the dhal and raw rice for 1/2 hour, drain the water completely and grind to smooth frothy batter along with salt by sprinkling water little by little.
👉To this batter add green chillies, onions, pepper corns,chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves mix well set aside.

👉Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai , make small vadas and gently slide them into the oil and cook both sides till they are golden brown in colour and till the oil stops bubbling.

👉Transfer the vadas onto a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
👉Serve hot.

Preparation Time -45 mins


✍️If the batter becomes watery add rice flour or rawa to absorb the water, mix well.
✍️If your vada batter is watery the vadas will be very soggy, so pay attention when adding water while grinding.

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