Medhu Vadai – Ulundhu Vadai

Posted on March 1st, 2009

Few days back, I tried to prepare medhu vadai. But the batter didn’t have thick consistency. In fact I added very little water while grinding still I couldn’t shape the vadais (with the hole). I prepared medhu bonda with it and it was great hit :D

This time I was more conscious about adding water while grinding the urad dal. The vadais came out very well. Here is my version of mini medhu vadai – ulundu vadai.

Medhu Vadai - Ulundhu Vadai

Medhu Vadai - Ulundhu Vadai


Urad dal: 200 gms
Onion: 1 medium sized
Green chilies: few
Curry leaves: few
Pepper: 1 tbsp
Salt: To taste

Preparation Method:

  • Soak the urad dal in water for about 30 mins.
  • Drain the water completely and leave it for another 20-30 mins.
  • Now grind the dal without adding water.
  • Chop the onion, green chilies and curry leaves and add it to the batter.
  • Add pepper and salt and mix well.
  • Take a plastic sheet and grease it with little oil.
  • Take the batter in small amounts, pat it in the greased sheet and make a hole in the center.
  • After shaping, transfer it in ladle and slide it in the oil.
  • Deep fry the vadais.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Shaping vadais would be very easy if the dough has a thick consistency.
  • We can easily pat the dough in our hand and slide it in the oil using a ladle.
  • I used greased plastic sheet since this was my first attempt.
  • It would be safe if we use wooden ladle.

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16 Responses to “Medhu Vadai – Ulundhu Vadai”

  1. gururajan Says:

    well done.if maauu is very lose it drink oil heavly. to dry oil we must try viveks method


  2. Arjun Says:

    Wow… looks absolutely mouth watering. Somehow Chef Anu has a knack of simplifying the recipes and making them look tasty! This medhu vadai looks so authentic… :-) reminds me of my school/college days


  3. varsha Says:

    Exactly what I am craving for,right now..:)looks yum..:)
    First time here..u have a lovely space..:)


  4. Priya Sriram Says:

    Hi Anu,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Your vadas look completely utterly perfectly delicious! :)
    Picture tempts me a lot!



  5. Purnima Says:

    Anu, you say its ur first time? It looks great! Spices n all lovely shape n color! (Btw, tks for ur lovely comment at mine, hv added u to my reader – new post n I will b here! ;) :D )


  6. srilekha Says:

    wow! that looks yum n perfect!
    thanks for visiting my blog and keep in touch!


  7. Usha Says:

    Medhu vadai looks tempting and perfect Anu. Thanks for adding me to your site, I have added your site to my links section too !


  8. sriji Says:

    Wow, what a softy yummy Medhu Vadai, it really tempt me to eat. Great…..


  9. P.Ramachandran Says:

    Very appetizing!The Medhvadais are”mouthwatering”.They are real Ulundu softies. A little Arisi Mavu[rice flour] added @step 5 along with pepper and salt to the batter does the trick. you’ll get the traditional MadhuVadai served everywhere.Enjoy!


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