Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Uddina Vada is a traditional South Indian recipe which is a common MUST HAVE for any south indian breakfast. The idly and Sambar make a heavenly combination with the crispy vadas!

This recipe is from my cousin Roopashree:)
  • Urad dal - 1 cupSalt - to taste
  • Pepper - 2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Chillies - optional
  • Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Soak the urad dal in 2 cups of water for about 3 hrs.
  • Grind the black pepper and keep it aside.
  • Chop the ginger into very small pieces and keep it aside.
  • Drain the water from the soaked urad dal.Grind the soaked urad dal with little water, so that the consistency is thick.
  • Add pepper, ginger and salt to this mixture( If you want it be more spicy, chopped chillies can be added.)
  • Heat oil, pat the batter on a oiled plastic sheet and make a hole like donut. Slip this into hot oil and fry it till it is golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan,remove excess oil by patting it on a tissue paper.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Tip: If there is trouble in shifting the batter from the sheet to the pan then rava can be added as it absorbs the extra moisture and also makes it crispier.