Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Maddur Vada

This is a vada that we had a roadside eatery on Bangalore-Mysore road.  It has been featured in some of the blogs. And makes for a quick snack since it does not require any preparation before hand. I made the recipe that I saw here at Chef and Her Kitchen.  It turned out nice and crisp. Later I found some variations at Zesty South Indian Kitchen which I thought could add a little more to the dish.  Maybe next time.  I am putting down those extra ingredients in red.  Just so that I remember to add that the next time I make it.

Maida - 1 cup
Semolina - Sooji - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Curry and coriander leaves - few - finely chopped
Salt to taste
Green chilies - to taste - add a little more than you normally would - finely chopped or made to paste
Ghee - 2 tbsp - solid state - or substitute with hot oil
Asafoetida - large pinch
Oil for deep frying
Peanuts - 30 gms - roast and halve
Cumin - 1 tsp
Coconut - 1-2 tbsp

Take all ingredients in a bowl.
Add water little by little till the dough binds.  Consistency of firm chapati dough
Keep aside a while
After about 15 mins. Make into small balls.
Take a greased plastic sheet, or turn over a milk sachet . Place the ball of dough on the surface
Flatten to round shape - 1/4 inch thickness
Heat oil - medium heat.
Slide in the vadas.
And allow to turn golden brown.
Serve with coconut chutney.

If a firm dough is made, it does not absorb much oil.
The vadas are good even after they cool!!


  1. Wow very yummy n nice tea evening time snack...

  2. Can have a couple with my evening tea, looks superb..

  3. It is raining here and feeling tempted to have few now ...after looking at the pics

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  4. Omg, wish to grab and have some, my all time favourite maddur vada, am yet to post it in my space.

  5. This sounds very interesting, perfect snack

  6. Woww.. very delicious and yummy recipe.. perfect teatime snack.. send me some dear :)
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  7. some thing new to me,perfect tea time snack...Love it with a cup of tea dear!!

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  8. Delicious Radha, sure extra add ons will increase more flavor.

  9. Wow! that is mouth watering recipe. I want to try it!

  10. Radha, they call it thata vadai in cbe. I was amazed by the texture of these vadai's. Maddur Vadai as the call it is delicious.

  11. so crisp and delicious .very tempting.

  12. such a great recipe, so so delicious.

  13. they look so crispy and delicious.

  14. wow..delicious vadas...great with a cup of tea !!!

  15. This vada looks so delicious..perfect t time snack...happy to follow u ..


  16. Looks so yummyy wanna grab one..

  17. This looks yummy!
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  18. i too had seen and bookmarked the recipe on chef & her kitchen.. seeing it again on ur blog makes me wanna try it right away! looks great.. non oily, crispy and fabulous! bookmarking this too

  19. So yummy looking, it is raining outside now and I would love to have your maddur vada with some hot tea.

  20. First time here..Vada looks delicious...Following uuuuuu.

  21. Radha, the ingredients which u mentioned for puliyodharai are optional only. If using till it will taste like ellorai and the jaggery subtles the tangy taste. The traditional recipe doesnt specify kobbari for puliyodharai.

  22. This looks supremely delicious ma! Just need to make sure A doesn't see this otherwise he'll make me make it!

  23. Delicious n great looking vadas...

  24. Perfect snack more so if its raining!
    Gr8 pics too!

  25. Hi...
    Very interesting snack..never heard b4 ..will try this for sure ... :)

  26. Recipe with a variety!! Loved it :)


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