Vada (Maidu- vada)–Sāmbhar

Ingredients:

For vada:

  • Urad dal (split black gram): 100gm
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon (as per your taste)
  • Cumin seed: 1teaspoon
  • Onion: 2 no. (Medium size)
  • Green chili: 2 no.
  • Curry leaves: 1 twig
  • Ginger: 2” piece
  • Oil: for frying

Preparation:

  1. Soak urad dal minimum 4 hours or overnight,
  2.  Grind them and make fine, smooth and creamy paste with help of little water.
  3.  Whip the paste about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Take the, onion, green chili, curry leaves, ginger, cut into small pieces. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a big mixing bowl, put dal paste, ginger, salt, onion, green chili, curry leaves, cumin seed. Mix properly. Now batter is ready.
  2. Take flat and heavy bottom fry pan, put oil in the fry pan and heat the oil.
  3. Drop a small drop of batter, if the batter starts expending slowly it means oil is ready.
  4. Note: if oil is more hot batter drop will burn, put off the flame and wait. If oil is less hot batter drop will not expand.
  5. Take a lemon size batter, don’t forget to make hole in the centre with your thumb, which is the features of medu vada as shown in photo. It insures proper frying of vada in centre too.
  6. Gently put this (vada) into hot oil. Repeat with remaining batter. Fry till it become golden brown in color.
  7. Take out from the oil, now medu-vada is ready to serve with Sāmbhar and coconut chutney.
  8. I have uploaded already the recipe of “Sāmbhar and coconut chutney”.
    Vada (Maidu- vada)–Sāmbhar

    Vada (Maidu- vada)–Sāmbhar

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients mix properly.

    Ingredients mix properly.

    batter is ready

    batter is ready

    make hole in the centre

    make hole in the centre

     Frying vada

    Frying vada

     Frying vada

    Frying vada

     Fry till it become golden brown

    Fry till it become golden brown

    Take out from the oil

    Take out from the oil

    Take out from the oil

    Take out from the oil

    Take out from the oil

    Take out from the oil

    Vada (Maidu- vada)

    Vada (Maidu- vada)

    Vada (Maidu- vada)–Sāmbhar

    Vada (Maidu- vada)–Sāmbhar

  • Medu vada/Vada-sambher (ulundu-vada) is very popular and traditional south Indian dish; served as breakfast or side dish.
  • Just in everyday cuisine, I love this dish; it is very- very delicious.
  • It is crispy from outside and soft inside.
  • It is one of my favorite south Indian dishes.

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