Monday, June 4, 2012

Urad dhal Fritters / Methu Vadai recipe

Urad dhal Fritters / Methu Vadai recipe


urad dhal / Black gram / Ulundu  - 1 1/2 cup , heaped
Pepper Corns - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 no , Chopped
Carrot  - 3 tsp , minced
Hing - 1 pinch
Oil - for frying
Salt - to taste
Green Chilli - 1 no , minced
Rice Flour - 2 tsp

Method :

Soak the uraad dhal  for 40 minutes , Grind it to a paste by sprinkling water . Add the onions , Carrot , Pepper corns, Cumin Seeds , hing , salt , green chilli , rice flour and mix well .

Put some water in your palm and make it wet . Now take some batter , put it on the wet palm and shape like a donuts and make a hole in the middle of the batter .Heat oil in a kadai and drop the donuts shaped batter to the hot oil .

Deep fry them till they turn golden brown in colour .Enjoy this fritters with Chutney or Sambar .

This also can be served as a breakfast along with Idly , pongal .


  1. Hi there,

    My hus and I love medhu vada....its always on our menu at any south indian restaurant. I have tried making it only once. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. perfect shaped vada and never tried with carrot ... want to try..

  3. Awesome clicks of vada..making me

  4. Very yummy wada's..... Thanks for linking to my event

  5. nice and crisp vada's .loved the addition of carrot in it.surely it added a nice colour and nutrition.lovely!!

  6. vadas look very crispy... best to serve with coconut chutney..

  7. my fav dish at restaurants..but never tried..just bookmarked your recipe.
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  8. Never used carrot in vada before. And the golden brown vadas are just perfect.

  9. These savory fritters do look delicious, love the mix of carrots and onions in there-yum!

  10. The addition of carrot is new; this is a favourite. Thankyou for participating in CWS-Black Gram event, hosted this month at:

  11. Love the crispy vadas always..Yours looks so crisp and soft :)
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  12. mendu vada looks perfect and delicious

  13. Crispy and delicious vadas..A family favorite of ours

  14. wow..super crisp n delicious,adding carrots is new to me in this recipe,will try next tym:-)

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  15. One of my fav snacks.. with hot piping sambhar.!! Love the clicks btw.

  16. vada looks fabulous lovely snack thank you for linking to the cooking with love aunt event

  17. Adding carrot to medhu vada is something new to me.Looks fabulous.Thanks for dropping in at my place.Hope to see more from you.

  18. Adding carrots to medhu vada is something new to me..Looks fabulous.
    Thanks for dropping in at my place.Hope to see more from you.following you too.

  19. Preethi, the round up has been posted on my blog; have sent you a mail too.