Uzhunnu Vada – Medu Vada – Urad Dal Fritters

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  • Yield : 10 numbers
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5:00 h
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5:05 h

Uzhunnu Vada or Medu Vada or Urad Dal Fritters is a popular South Indian snack. Vada is prepared  by soaking urad dal and grinding into a thick batter.

The dish’s main ingredients are lentils, which is a good source of protein. The crispy, fluffy vada alone tastes awesome. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Try out this Easy Uzhunnu Vada Recipe


  • Urad Dal/Uzhunnu - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece (chopped)
  • Green chillies - 5 (chopped)
  • Black Pepper Corns - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 3 cup
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash and soak urad dal in water for 5 hours.

Step 2

Grind the soaked dal without water and make a smooth thick paste.

Step 3

Add chopped ginger, green chillies, onion, curry leaves, black pepper corns, baking soda, salt and mix well.

Step 4

Heat coconut oil in a pan. Apply cold water on your left hand and put a little batter of the size of a lemon on it. Now with your thump flatten it tightly and make a hole in the center. You can also use plantain leaves to make the vada.

Step 5

Drop the vadas into hot oil and deep fry till golden brown in color. Tasty vada is ready to be served.

Step 6

Serve hot Uzhunnu Vada with chutney or Sambar.

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