Medu Vada (black gram split doughnut)

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Medu Vada ,the Indian doughnut 😉  is a savoury fritter-type snack from Southern region of  India .The general way of preparing medu vada is to make a thick batter of Black gram (without skin ). This mixture may then be subsequently seasoned by mixing with cumin seeds, onion, curry leaves, salt, chilies, black pepper grains & coriander leaves.

Medhu vada


  • 1 cup Urad dal soaked for 2-3 hrs ( Black gram without skin )
  • Vegetable Oil to deep fry
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chilly chopped
  • 1 tspn coarsely pounded black pepper
  • Freshly chopped Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak urad dal for 3 hours in water.
  • Grind into a paste using as little water as possible,add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Cover it  keep aside for about 4-5 hours or even overnight if you are planning for breakfast.
  • Beat the batter with a spoon for 3-4 min, this will help the batter becomes light and fluffy.
  • Now add freshly chopped coriander leaves,finely chopped onion,chillies and coarsely pounded black pepper.
  • Wet you hand and place a tablespoon of batter on the hand in the shape of a circle.
  • Dip a wet finger in the middle to create the hole in the vada.
  • Slide vada into hot oil using other hand slowly .
  • Fry on medium high heat till golden.
  • Serve hot with Sambhar & coconut chutney. Enjoy Ting !!!


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