Cookbook:Medu Vada (South Indian Savory Lentil Donut)

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Medu Vada (South Indian Savory Lentil Donut)
CategoryIndian recipes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Indian Cuisine

A vada is a savoury South Indian doughnut made from lentils (or sometimes potatoes). This is a recipe for medu vada. It is commonly accompanied by idli.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Wash and soak urad dal for 6 hours. Grind into a fine paste.
  2. Add salt, asafoetida, curry leaves, cumin powder, and crushed peppercorns to the batter and mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai.
  4. Wet your palms and take batter into the palms.
  5. Shape into balls and make a hole with the thumb in the centre like a doughnut.
  6. Deep-fry this in medium-hot oil until golden brown and crisp.
  7. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.