Wednesday 13 June 2012

Medhu Vada (Lentil Fritters)~ Blog Hop Challenge Wed 13th June

This is my entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

If you are interested in  joining Blog Hop Wednesday here is how it works:
The plot behind this attempt is to form 2 groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular month. This happens every 2nd wednesday of the month. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The following month you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."

My Blog partner this month was Farah from mycookbook. The blog, I am sure has many wonderful recipes, but as it had no index there was no way to see the listing. However doing a random search, I landed on this Medhu Vada recipe , which immediately took my fancy , it was easy to make and tasted delicious. Changes I made were that I omitted the onions and added a pinch of bicarbonate to the batter as I prefer  my vadas to have a soft spring texture.

Crispy and crunchy Vada that make a perfect tea time treat.


240g / 8 oz  cup urad dhal
60 g/ 2oz basmati rice
2 sticks curry leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
3-4 green chilli,  finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
1.5 teaspoons salt
Pinch of bicarbonate of soda
Sunflower oil, for frying


1. Wash and soak the dhal and rice for 3 hours or more
2. Drain well and add the rice and dhal to a blender and grind to a smooth consistency. Mixture should be stiff so do not add extra water.
3. Transfer the ground mixture to a large bowl and add the salt, green chillies, ginger ,curry leaves, and coriander leaves  and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well.
4. Heat oil in a deep vessel, when it is hot pinch small walnut size balls from the mixture and form patties. make a hole in the centre of each pattie and drop gentle into the hot oil.
5. Fry on medium heat until golden brown.
Drain on kitchen paper and repeat for remaining batter.
Serve hot with chutney or dip of your choice.

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  1. Adding basmati rice to vada is new to me will try this next time :)

  2. looks extremely delicious.

  3. Wat a super tempting and inviting vadas,seriously can have it anytime.

  4. simple perfect snack for breakfast

  5. simple perfect snack for breakfast

  6. Neat presentation as always. Loved your snaps. I have linked it for you.

  7. Its the first time I'm hearing adding basmati rice to vada...looks super yum. Nicely done!!!Jayanthi(

  8. Crispy vadas looks delicious....

  9. A perfect tea-time Snack! Yum!

  10. I love rainy weather..adding rice new to me, this time when I'll visit India wil bring medu vada maker ( sancho )

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  11. hi nayna....vada looks absolutely delicious!
    sorry for the delay...pls check out my blog to see what iv cooked from your blog.
    p.s....I dint even know I dint have an index!!! will def work on it !

  12. These sound like a lovely snack.

  13. I love lentils but have never tried this snack. I'm sure they're delicious.


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