Medu Vada Recipe

Crispy and Delicious Medu Vada

Medu Vada, a popular South Indian dish, has a rich history dating back centuries. Made from urad dal batter, it is crispy, fluffy, and delicious.

Medu Vada Recipe

If you're a fan of South Indian cuisine or simply enjoy exploring new flavors, then Medu Vada is a must-try dish. This savory fritter, with its crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior, is a popular breakfast item in India. In this blog post, we'll guide you through a simple and authentic Medu Vada recipe that serves two. Get ready to delight your taste buds with this flavorful and satisfying dish!

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Prep Time 2 hrs Cook Time 28 mins Total Time 2 hrs 28 mins Difficulty: Advanced Servings: 2 Calories: 86 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Soaking the Urad Dal:
    • Rinse the Urad Dal thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear.
    • Place the dal in a bowl and add enough water to cover it completely.
    • Allow the dal to soak for about 1-2 hours or overnight. This step ensures that the vadas turn out soft and fluffy.
  2. Grinding the Batter:
    • Drain the soaked Urad Dal and transfer it to a blender or food processor.
    • Grind the dal to a smooth and fluffy consistency, adding a little water if required.
    • The batter should be thick enough to hold its shape, so be cautious while adding water.
    • Once the batter is ready, transfer it to a mixing bowl.
  3. Flavoring the Batter:
    • Add the finely chopped green chilies, grated ginger, chopped coriander leaves, asafoetida, and salt to the batter.
    • Mix everything well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated into the batter.
    • The flavors will infuse into the vadas during frying, enhancing their taste.
  4. Shaping and Frying the Vadas:
    • Heat oil in a deep pan or kadai for frying. The oil should be at a medium-high temperature.
    • Meanwhile, keep a bowl of water nearby for wetting your hands while shaping the vadas.
    • Take a small portion of the batter and shape it into a ball. Wet your hands with water to prevent sticking.
    • Create a hole in the center of the ball using your thumb, making it resemble a doughnut or a ring shape.
    • Gently slide the shaped vada into the hot oil and fry until it turns golden brown and crispy.
    • Flip the vada occasionally to ensure even frying.
    • Repeat the shaping and frying process for the remaining batter.
  5. Serving and Enjoying:
    • Once the vadas are golden brown and crisp, remove them from the oil and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
    • Serve the Medu Vadas hot with coconut chutney, sambar, or your favorite South Indian accompaniment.
    • The crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior of the vadas make them an absolute delight to enjoy.


    • Medu Vada is a classic South Indian dish that makes for a delicious breakfast or snack. With its crispy texture and burst of flavors, it is sure to win over your taste buds. By following this easy recipe, you can recreate the authentic taste of Medu Vada in your own kitchen, serving it up fresh for you and a loved one. So, get ready to indulge in this mouthwatering treat and experience the magic of South Indian cuisine right at home!
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 86kcal
Calories from Fat 26kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 5mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%

Calcium 21 mg
Iron 1 mg
Phosphorus 1 mg
Magnesium 2 mmol
Zinc 1.01 mcg

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Medu Vada, South Indian Cuisine, Crispy Fritters, Savory Snack, Deep-fried Delicacy, Breakfast Recipe, Traditional Dish,Indian Street Food, Popular Indian Snack.

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