Medhu Vadai / Ulunthu Vadai (Vada)

  • 2 Cups of Urad dal
  • 2 Table spoon of raw rice (Pacharisi)
  • 2 Table spoon of toovar dal
  • 4-5 Green chillies
  • 1 Cup of small onion (chopped)
  • A small piece of Ginger
  • Pepper (Broken)
  • Few curry leaves
  • Few coriander leaves
  • 1/4 Table spoon of cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Soak urad dal, raw rice & toovar dal for 2-3 hours (The purpose of raw rice & toovar dal is the vada will become crispy)
  • After the due time, filter the water and grind the urad dal, raw rice & toovar dal with very less water into a smooth & thick paste
  • Grind green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, jeera into fine paste (The purpose of grinding this mixture is to get spicyness)
  • With this mixture, add dal paste, chopped onion, broken pepper & coriander leaves, salt as per the requirement. Mix them well
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • In a butter paper, take handful of batter and shape it into ball.
  • Place the ball in the center of the paper and slightly press with the palm and make a small hole in the center and deep fry till golden brown and crisp
  • Repeat the procedure for the remaining mixture
  • Now serve the hot Ulunthu Vadai with coconut chuttney, Sambar.


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