SAMBAR VADA OR MEDU VADA RECIPE
Medu Vada or Sambar Vada is a famous South Indian fritter made from Urad Dal. Medu means ‘soft’ i.e. A Kannada word and Vada means ‘fritter’, and It is made in a doughnut shape and it tastes awesome when eaten with sambar and coconut chutney. Medu Vada is soft and fluffy from the interior but has a crispier exterior. Medu Vada is best served hot with Sambar and Coconut Chutney and is often eaten as a breakfast along with delicious Idli. You can also enjoy this snack with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Medu Vada is not only famous as regular south Indian cuisine but is also a necessary part of the menu on festivals and pujas. Sambar Vada is also nutritious as it is made from Urad Dal, which are a good source of protein, vitamin B, iron and calcium etc.
Cuisine: South Indian (Snacks)
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 2-3 servings
- 200 grams Urad Dal
- 1 Small Onion (Chopped)
- Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon (Jeera)
- Hing ¼ teaspoon
- 2 Green Chillies (Hari Mirch)
- Small piece of Ginger (1” inch approx) (Adrak)
- 10-12 Black Peppercorns (Sabut Kali Mirch)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
- 10-12 Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)
- Oil – to fry
- Soak urad dal (200 grams) for 6 hours or overnight.
- Drain the water from the Dal.
- Grind soaked Urad Dal in a grinder and make a thick paste, remember the mixture should remain thick so it can hold its shape easily.
- Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add finely chopped onion, green chillies (Hari Mirch), ginger (Adrak) and Curry Leaves along with Cumin Seeds (Jeera), Hing, Salt, and Black Peppercorn.
- Now we will make Vadas, heat oil in a deep pan on medium flame.
- Wet your hand with some water, take the little amount of mixture (equal to the size of guava) roll it, make a hole in the middle with the help of your thumb and place it in the heat oil pan and prepare all the Vadas this way.
- Fry them for 2-3 minutes till they turned golden brown. Keep flipping them while frying so that they are evenly fryed on all sides.
- Then take out one by one, turned to golden brown in colour and place them on a tissue paper.
Servings Idea: Medu Vada is now ready to Serve. Serve it hot (with Sambar or Coconut Chutney). Medu Vada is best served hot with Sambar and Coconut Chutney and is often eaten as a breakfast along with delicious Idli. You can also enjoy this snack with a hot cup of coffee or tea.: