Monday, December 3, 2012

Medu Vada / South indian Doughnuts

Well as of now all know about SVN series is going on in Divya's space...and am really enjoying it ! :) this month the challenge from South Team was given by Sherin as "Medu Vada".

I use to have them while being in chennai for couple of year ! but never taken it seriously as honestly its not on top of my favorite south indian dish !
But because of challenge i decided to make them...n now its going to be cooked in my kitchen now n then in future,as i loved it :P... May be in past i was madly in love with idli n dosa that these vadas got totally neglected...So,here's my apology to them ;)
Finally thanks Sherin for giving this as challenge !!! :)

I acompanied my vadas with Sambhar,which made a proper winter lunch for me !! Just some of them sent in lunch for pankaj... hope he will like it !

(for 8-10 vadas)

1Cup Urad Dal
2Green Chilies
1 Onion(medium)
1" Ginger
1/3tsp Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep frying


  • Soak dal over night.
  • Mix dal with chopped onion,chilies,ginger.
  • Make a fine paste in grinder with adding as less water as possible.
  • Keep it for rest for 30minutes around.
  • Heat oil in deep pan.When its hot,turn the heat on medium.
  • Wet your both hands with plenty of water.Take 1tbsp of batter make a round patty then poke it the centre with wet finger to make hole in it.
  • Carefully slip the vada in oil though side of pan.
  • Fry untill both side turns golden brown in color.
  • Serve hot with Sambhar,Rasam,Coconut chutney or you can serve them as dahi vada too !!

# Its very important to add very less water while grinding otherwise it will be very runny to hold the shape.If the batter become runny you can add some semolina or bread crumbs.
## Its recommend to make them when you are ready to it will get soggy once get cool.
### Keep dipping your hand in water while shaping vadas.It will help you while slipping in oil too.
#### If you feel that vadas are coming out bit hard,just add pinch of baking soda.
##### You can add chopped onion and chilies instead of grinding with dal if you like.


  1. wonderful kirti.. well done

    hmm so scores r tied this time three fm each side
    hope u linked to sherin space

    do check out my medu vadas too and misal pav for south friends to make

    1. hehehe :D
      i linked to sherin space dear ! n dropped a cmmnt on ur space too :)

  2. Wow! Northern Team! Going fast. Well Done Kirti !..

  3. Well made dear...Lovely vadas...Looks so perfect and crispy :) Am so glad u have completed the challenge so fast..Keep rocking :) Now am really amazed this month all are so active.... :) And yummy clicks..Feel like munching on some
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    1. Festivals r gone....n season is apt for kitchen ;).....may this is we r seems to b active ...hehe..thnx anyway :)

  4. Nice vadas!!! North team is going fast!!! you are all very active!!! We are bit behind you itseems :(

    1. Hehe ..don wrry dear.... Thats why its monthly challnge...take ur time... :) thnx anyway !!!

  5. well made vada... it looks so crispy and yummy...

  6. Vadas look super inviting and perfectly mad :)

  7. Very well made Vadai!!! You guys are so fast!!! Am still to start the Misal Pav!!!!!

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  8. wow.. crispy vada's :)well done kirti :)

  9. First time here, nice work, the holes are perfect in vadas, well done...
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  10. very well done ! First time here and glad to follow you. Happy blogging !


  11. Well made vadas dear. Superb post too.

  12. Perfectly made those crispy vadas. Nice....

  13. hi kirti first time here.yummy vadas.nice clicks.snc friend.happy to follow you.check my space if you have time.

  14. Lovely crispy vadas they look perfect.

  15. Hello Dear Vadas are so perfect... Really looking perfect... And presentation is just awesome...Mind blowing. Love your space too... Happy to Follow you dear...

  16. Very beautiful pictures. Vadas look perfect :)

  17. they look so crispy my dear. U've shaped them really well too Kirti. Well done dear.