Medhu vada is the best compliment  along with idli in south Indian hotels for breakfast.Urad dal contains protein, fat and carbohydrates. It is one of the protein friendly diet.They are also rich in fibre which makes it to get digested easily.They reduces cholesterol and increases cardiovascular health. Urad dal provides very good nutritional benefits for women as they are rich in iron,folic acid, calcium and many more….


Urad dal – 1 cup
Raw rice – ¼ cup
Pepper corns -1 tsp
Red chilli -3
Curry leaves -2 strand
Salt – 1 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 3 tbsp
Oil for deep frying


1.       Soak urad dal and raw rice separately for ½ an hour.
2.       Grind urad dal without adding water. When the dal becomes coarse batter add the soaked rice and grind to a fine paste in thick consistency.
3.       To this batter add pepper corns, chopped red chillies, salt, chopped coriander and curry leaves.
4.       Mix well the batter and leave aside for 10 minutes.
5.       Heat the oil in a pan and when hot take the batter and put in the oil with holes.

Medhu Vadai

  • The batter should not be watery as you will not be able to hold in the shape of vada or make holes.
  • Wet the hand with water after adding each vada to oil,so that the batter doesn’t stick to the fingers.
  • Pepper corns can also be crushed a little and added to get the flavour more.
  • Adding rice and grinding at the end gives a better taste when compared to that of adding rice flour.
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