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Ulli Garelu / Medu Vada


Whole Urad dal-2 cups
Green chillies -3 nos (chopped)
Ginger-1 inch pieces (chopped)
Onion-1 (finely chopped)
Cumin seeds-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- for deep frying


Soak urad dal for 2 hours.

Wash and strain the water from the dal and grind to a paste.Add little water and grind into smooth paste.
When the paste is smooth add salt while grinding to a fluffy paste.Now transfer into a bowl.
Then add chopped onions,chopped ginger,cumin seeds and green chillis to the batter and mix well.

Take a deep frying pan and add enough oil for deep frying and the oil should be really hot.
 Wet your hands with water and take a lemon sized ball and flatten it into a vada on a wet plastic cover or in u
r plam and make a hole in the center of the vada so that it cooks evenly all over.

Slowly drop it into the hot oil carefully and fry it on both sides on medium heat to a golden brown color.
Remove vadas form oil and place on paper to remove excess oil.

Serve it hot.


Soma Pradhan

Hey these are lovely wadas..nice and cripsy


Wow Divya..vada has comeout so perfect..
Love to have some!!


Your vada is so perfect and your detailed picture is more informative...good job..


divaya my favorite one yarr.this weekend i prepared this..i love this detailed presentation..super dear.
vadas looks so soft.perfectly done

Sushma Mallya

yummy and so crispy...

Suman Singh

medu vada...hmm...so tempting...that looks delicious...

Hari Chandana

Hi Divya,

Vada looks soo tempting and perfect.. pass me a plate dear.. nice clicks too.. :)


My all time favourite, feel like having some..


It looks so delicious!I love your photo tutorials and I'd love to try this soon.If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

Hamaree Rasoi

Your vada looks perfect and I like your detailed work Divya. Keep it up!!

Hamaree Rasoi


one of my favourites..looks grt....

Yenta Mary

Oh, I love these! And you make it look so easy to make them at home ... :)



Love this...feel like making some soon


Really crispy, yummy and perfect dear...



This looks yum

Viki's Kitchen

Beautiful and perfect vadas dear. So fluffy n crispy....cute!



Medu vadda looks really yummy. I love them always with my tea.

Life is beautiful!!!

Divya this vada is one of our favourite :) Your preparation and photos look awesome !!!


Lovely medhu vada divya. Looks so perfect.. It's one of my fav. Love them with sambhar and chutney..yummyyyy

Gita Jaishankar

Those medu vadais and chutney makes me hungry Divya...looks so crispy :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

All time favorite :)

They look such golden crispy, want to eat just one from your plate, if you don't mind.


Ulli garelu chala bagunnayi.Nice presentation.

veggie belly

im impressed you shape the vadas on your palms. i cant get the shape unless im using tin foil! this looks yum!


Wow what a nice steps...i love vada...And that too this is looking really yummy yaar....


wow..........love to have some


Ulundu vadai is my faaav,,came out perfect dear sure it will taste good with sambar n chutney..


Vadai looks so delicious ! Pass the plate to me


Medu vadas are really irresistibl,its been lil long since i made them .Well presented.

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crispy yummy vadas

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