Medu Vada


•Moong dal (with chilka)-1 cup

•Urad dal (dry split black gram)-1 cup

•Salt to taste

•Red chilli powder-1/4 teaspoon

•Grated ginger-1/2 inch

•Green chilli chopped-1

•Oil for deep frying


1. Soak moong dal & urad dal separately for 3-4 hours.

2. After soaking for 3-4 hours, strain out the chilka from the moong dal by rubbing it between the two palms.

3. Chilka & dal will get separated.

4. After straining out the water, grind both the dals together to make a smooth batter.

5. Beat it well & keep it aside for fermentation for 3-4 hours.

6. After 4-5 hours, add salt, red chilli powder, grated ginger & green chillies & mix well.

7. Heat oil in a pan.

8. Make ur hand wet by dipping it in water & place 1 tablespoon batter on the palm.

9. Make a hole in the centre of the batter to make the shape of a vada & drop it inthe hot oil.

10. Deep fry till it turns golden brown.

11. If you are unable to make a hole in the centre of the vada, you can drop the batter in the hot oil in the form of a round ball & deep fry till it turns golden brown.

By Bhaktin Meena

Author: ISKCON Desire Tree

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