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Medu Vada: Crisp South Indian Snacks

Medu Vada
Medu Vada is a daily delight in most homes but you can pamper yourself with this deep fried snacks for Ugadi too. Being a popular south Indian recipe it will not take your guests by surprise. But if you can manage to get this snacks recipe right then you will surely earn a lot of laurels. As Ugadi is the time when families unite to celebrate the new year, tea and conversation is bound to heat up. Medu vada is the perfect snacks recipe for such occasions

It has all the essentials of an south Indian recipe like curry leaves, mustard and asfoetifda (hing). This recipe is for the vadas only. It can be enjoyed with the any sambar and coconut chutney.

Ingredients For Medu Vada:

1. Urad Dal or split black lentil 2 cups (soaked)
2. Ginger (grates) 1 tablespoon
3. Green chillies 4 (finely chopped)
4. Asfoetida or hing 1 pinch
5. Curry leaves 10 (fresh)
6. Salt as per taste
7. Oil for deep frying (half of the pan)

Procedure For Medu Vada:

  • Soak the Urad dal in water overnight. If you are out of time, then just an hour or two will also do.
  • Make a paste out of the soaked urad dal with a blender. This will be the batter for your vada recipe.
  • Add all the ingredients except oil to the batter and stir for at least 2 to 3 minutes to get a smooth mix.
  • Form flat round vadas with your hands. Maneuver a hole in the centre with your thumb
  • Heat oil until it is piping hot. When you see steam coming out of the deep bottomed pan you are using, start frying.
  • Fry till the are deep golden brown and crisp but so not burn them.

Munch on Medu Vadas on the festive occasion of Ugadi.

Story first published: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 16:26 [IST]