Medhu Vadai Recipe

by ila on June 19, 2012. Updated November 17, 2012

This is something we make almost every week at home.  I remember there was an small Indian food stall in our office cafeteria ( which was moved to some other place later on) used to serve vadai at tea time almost every alternate day, and I always preferred to go there at tea time only to enjoy hot vadai with nice cup of hot tea. Now the food stall is not there, but yes it become part of our weekly special menu.

I enjoy its crunchy crust, and simple taste. If you’ve never had this before, then its a must try.

So here is my Medhu vadai recipe.

Medhu Vadai Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 8-10 Vadas

Medhu Vadai Recipe


  • 300 gm of urad dal (also sold as urad bean or white lentil)
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 or 2 green chilies( 2 teaspoons chilies)
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (powder, as per taste)
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste (optional)


  1. Wash and soak lentil for 1 hour
  2. Now grind it ( I use my regular blender) try to add very little water
  3. You will get a nice fluffy white batter
  4. Chop onion, chilies,ginger and mix all the ingredients in batter.
  5. Mix it well and now make small ball sand a hole in the center and deep fry in medium flame till the both sides turn golden brown.
  6. Enjoy Vadai with coconut chutney or any chutney or souce of your choice, I like to have it with tomato sauce.

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  • Hari Chandana

    My absolute fav recipe.. looks inviting.. Great job dear :)

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