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Medhu vadai-Ulundhu vadai(urad dal)

Medhu vadai/ulundu vadai, deep fry fritters made with husked black gram. Highly addictive snack!
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup husked black gram/ ulutham paruppu/ urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon pigeon peas/ thuvaram paruppu/ toor dal.
  • 2 teaspoons rice flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
  • 2-3 green chilies chopped
  • 10-12 curry leaves torn
  • 1/8 cup water for grinding
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Soak both dals in enough water for 2-3 hours.
  • Drain and grind to a very fluffy, light and smooth batter with just 1/8 cup water.
  • Mix salt,rice flour to the batter and mix well.
  • Add green chilies, curry leaves and chopped cabbage to the batter.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Wet your palm and take some batter. Shape it like a ball and make a hole in the center with the thumb. Slide the shaped vada into the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown. Repeat the same with the remaining water.
  • Serve medhu vadai with chutney or sambar.


1. You can use moong dal instead of toor dal.
2. Ensure there is enough oil for deep frying. else the vadai will turn flat.


Calories: 231kcal