Uddina Vada/Medu Vadai/Spicy Indian Doughnuts

We prepare these vadas on the new moon day I really do not know the myth behind this...its also a very popular recipe served all times of the day in a curry or with chutney spongy crisp spicy everyone want to get a bite of hot uddina vada for breakfast....:)

Medu Vada Video Recipe Demo....:)

2 Cups Black Gram Dal
8 Green Chillies
1 Inch Ginger
2 Medium Onions
Fist Full Coriander
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying
Prep Up:
  • Wash and soak the gram dal till it doubles in size.
  • Drain water using a colander.
  • Add dal to mixerjar and grind sprinkle little water and grind to a smooth paste reserve in a mixing bowl.
  • In a mixerjar add chilly and ginger grind to a paste.
  • Finely chop onion and coriander.
  • Add the masala paste to the ground batter along with coriander and onion mix well.
  • Heat oil in a wok on medium flame.
  • Reserve little batter in a bowl and mix salt to the amount of vadas your going to prepare.
  • Wet your hands take portions of batter form vada shape and gently drop in oil.
  • Gently flip and fry till golden and crisp drain oil and serve hot with chutney...Enjoy...:)
  • If your unable to form shape add some powdered poha  or rawa to the vada mixture it will soak up moisture and you can form shapes easily.
  • Vadas wont remain crisp all the time they will soften eventually try to preserve them in zip lock bags and freeze you can prepare a new recipe or dahi vadas when ever needed.
  • Do not add salt to entire batter onions will sweat and the batter will become watery   


  1. I love Medhu Vada so much. I love your tips always. I am going to make this Tomorrow. Thanks.


  2. Very well presented and detailed receipe.

  3. New Moon day is a good for Yama, the lord of Dharma (justice) and Death; as well as the graha Ketu in jyotish. I believe urad dhal is a grain celebrating Yama.



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