Medhu vada, Ulundu vadai recipe, How to make garelu

Medhu vada, Ulundu vadai recipe, How to make garelu

Medhu vada/ Ulundu vadai is fried Indian savory donut with crispy exterior and soft interior. Medhu vada / Ulundhu vada is prepared by grinding soaked urad dal into batter and frying the shaped batter in oil. It is usually served with breakfast and tastes best with sambar and coconut chutney. For this recipe I have not used onions as I prepared it for pooja but adding onions will enhance the taste even more. Below is the video for shaping and frying which might be useful for  beginners.  So lets get to the making!
medhu vada, ulundu vadai

Medhu vada, Ulundu vadai recipe, How to make garelu
Serves 4
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Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Whole urad dal – 2 cup
  2. 2. Peppercorn – ½ tsp
  3. 3. Small onion – 1 (optional)
  4. 4. Green chili – 2
  5. 5. Curry leaves- a spring
  6. 6. Salt as needed
  7. 7. Water- to soak and grind
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Soak urad dal for 3 to 4 hours. Grind it in blender adding salt. (For grinding I used only ¼ cup water). The batter should be thick and fluffy.
  2. Transfer the batter to a bowl and add chopped onion(optional), green chili, peppercorn, curry leaves and mix everything well.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Take a banana leaf or zip lock cover. Grease it with little water and take a small portion of batter and place it. Then flatten the dough and make hole in the center.
  4. Now drop it oil and fry them until golden brown.Transfer it to a plate with paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve it hot with chutney and sambar.
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How to make medhu vada with step by step images


medhu vada

  1. Soak urad dal for 3 to 4 hours. Grind it in blender adding salt. (For grinding I used only ¼ cup water). Use very less water to grind the batter as the consistency should be thick and fluffy to yield perfect vada.
    medhu vada
  2. Transfer the batter to a bowl and add chopped onion(optional), chopped green chili, peppercorn, curry leaves and mix everything well. Heat oil in a frying pan. Take a banana leaf or zip lock cover. Grease it with little water and take a small portion of batter and place it. Then flatten the dough and make hole in the center.medhu vada
  3. Now drop it oil and fry them until golden brown in medium flame. Transfer it to a plate with paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve it hot with chutney and sambar.ulundu vadai recipe, medhu vada

Notes

  1. Do not add too much water while grinding as the batter should be thick and fluffy.
  2. Make sure the oil is hot enough which yields in crispy vada.

 

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