January 6, 2013

Urad dhall Vadai

This is another yummy snack ,which kids love it.This Vadai is a crispy and yummy snack.I make it atleast once in  month ,as my kids love it and very healthy too.

  1. Urad dhall - 1 1/2 cup
  2. Rice flour - 1tsp
  3. Small onion - 10 nos ,chopped finely
  4. Curryleaves - 5 nos,chopped
  5. Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  6. Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  7. Salt as needed 
  8. Ginger - 1/4 tsp , grated
  9. Oil for frying

Method :

  1. Soak urad dhall for two hours.
  2. Grind it into smooth batter adding less water.
  3. Before taking the batter out , add the whole jeera and pepper .And let it grind for 3 seconds.
  4. Scoop out the batter and put in the bowl.
  5. Add salt , small onion,rice flour and mix it well.
  6. Heat the oil for frying ,when a small piece of batter is dropped it should rise to the top immediately.
  7. You can use cling flim /plantain leaf.I dipped my left hand in the water , and take a small ball and make a gentle pat ,a make a small hole in the middle.
  8. Slide into the hot oil,cook both sides till golden brown.
  9. Serve with coconut chutney and sambar.


  1. The batter should be smooth .For 1 cup of dhall , u can add 1/4 cup of water.
  2. The batter shouldnot be too runny or too thick.
  3. You can chilly for adults , small kids feel it too spicy.
  4. You can add grated carrot too.
  5. If small onions not available ,big onions can be used.
  6. Grinding in grinder , makes the batter too soft .Mixer grinder can also be used.
  7. Dont add salt while grinding , the batter wont flow well.
Sending this to Cooks Joy - New  "U" 2013 event 
Jagruti,s Cooking Odyssey  - Makar Sankaranti / Republic Day event


  1. Wow my favorite vadas Meena, I can have many with a small cup of tea!! Looks perfect and loved the first click :)
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  2. Hello Mina
    Thank you for linking this to my event, yes you are right I can not see the link..please try once more. Vada looks so yummy and tasty