Medu Wada



Medu vada is a South Indian fritter made skinless split black gram. It is  made in a doughnut shape, with a crispy exterior and soft interior. A popular food item in South Indian Tamil cuisines, it is generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack served with Sambar and coconut chutney.


2 cups Urad dal (Split black gram skinless) soaked  for 2 hours .

1/4 tsp Asafoetida .
8 to 10 Curry leaves .
1 tsp crushed Peppercorns
Oil for frying.
Salt to taste.

Drain and grind the dal into a fine paste.


Add salt, asafoetida, curry leaves  and crushed peppercorns to the batter and mix well.


Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Wet your palms and take a little batter into your palms. Shape into balls and make a hole with the thumb in the center like a doughnut.


Or else you can use medu wada maker which is easily available in market.



Deep fry in medium hot oil until golden brown and crisp.


Drain on absorbent paper.


Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.


Pic Credit…Shruti Bhende Pai


Happy Cooking !!!



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