9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Medu Vadai (மெது வடை)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Medu Vadai (மெது வடை)

Medu Vadai is a snack made with dals which tastes best when served hot with coconut chutney. It is also a festival food and We do it as a part of prasadam for Vinayaka Chathurthi and for many festivals. Medu Vadai is also a very famous breakfast and tiffin item in many South Indian hotels. You get many variations from this base batter like sambar vadai, rasam vadai, thayir vadai, masala vadai etc... All are yumm and great recipes by themselves..
Ulutham Parupu – 1 cup
Green Chili – 5
Milagu / Whole Black Pepper – 10
Curry Leaves – 10
Coriander Leaves – 1 table spoon
Oil - to fry
Salt - 1 1/2 tea spoons
Asafetida - 1/4 tea spoon

Soak ulutham parupu for 2 hours
Using a grinder, grind the ulutham parupu and green chili into a coarse mixture with very little water
After about 12 to 15 minutes (please remove the corners every once in a while), switch off the grinder and remove the batter
Heat oil in a kadai
Add salt, asafetida, curry leaves, coriander leaves, whole milagu and mix well with the batter
Make small dumplings with a hole in the center and fry till golden brown
Remove from oil and serve with coconut chutney or as is

Sending this to Anu's Diwali event, Vardhini's Diwali Bash, Pari's Give me Some Snacks, Nupur's What is With my Cuppa, My Diwali Basket, Celebrate - Navrathri / Diwali, Jagruti's page,Festive Feasts, Anu's Diwali event, Gayathri's WTML, hosted by PreetiPotluck, Herbs on Saturday, Serve it, Denny's page, CWS - Urad Dal, Priya's page,



  1. Love this Vadai.. But still in the process of learning to get the proper shape..

  2. Did u use cling film to help u with the shape dear?

    1. Hi Sherin, I shaped these with my palm,,, no cling film.. On tip would be wet hands lightly before shaping them


  3. One of my weakness is these fried beauties, prefect vadas.

  4. Delicious medu vadai my amma's favorite.

  5. Its all time favorite snack for my family...Love this tempting pictures..

  6. Delicious my hubby favourite snack :)

  7. Yummy.... these ars my favorite snack! Look yummy!

  8. Thanks for linking this entry with my WTML event

  9. Never seen these before but they look lovely, thanks for entering Herbs on Saturday


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