Monday, 21 January 2008


A few days ago,when I had guests I made Idli sambar.Though it is a complete meal by itself, I made medu vada to go with it... The Idli - vada combination has always been my favourite meals at places like Saravana Bhavan or the Darshinis of Mysore and Bangalore.
Even in the age where people preferred to eat pizzas and french fries, for me Idli - vada combo remains a must in the menu. During college days eating small meduvadas at the college canteen was such a pleasure. Then end the snacking with very hot filter coffee.. yummy gone are those days I guess. I don't see people eating vadas or pakodas on roads anymore... it has been seriously replaced by noodles and gobimanchuri .. , MacDonald's and pizza huts. are changing the way our kids eat,,,the way they are penetrating the Indian market.


These lovely meduvadas are full of proteins with Black gram Dal as the main ingredients and of course is high calorie diet as it is deep fried.It is delicious when served with Sambar known as Sambar vada or can be dipped in Curds/yogurt to make Tairode


1 cup: Urad dal ( uddina bele)
1 big piece: Ginger (finely chopped or grated)
1/2 tsp: Pepper corns
few finely chopped fresh coconut pieces
1 tsp: Hing
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A few: Curry leaves
Oil to fry
Salt to taste

Soak the urad dal in water for an two to three hours.Grind to a paste with as little water as possible.
Mix all other ingredients except oil.Heat oil in deep pan for deep frying.
Take a bowl of water and slowly take small ball on the palm smearing your hand with water... make a small hole in the middle and deep fry on both sides till brown.
Remove from oil onto a tissue paper to drain the excess oil, Serve hot with Sambar/chutney


The Vadas can either be served with sambar or made as Dahivadas known as Tariode in South (Tair in Tamil being Curds/yogurt)
The vadas are dipped in some flavoured and seasoned curds and Tairode is ready
The Curds is beaten well to make a homogeneous mixture. Make a paste of some fresh cumin, coriander, freshly grated coconut and salt. Add this to the curds and then soak the fried Meduvadas.


In a small pan add half a spoon oil,when it is hot add some mustard seeds when they splutter add some curry leaves and asafoetida. Garnish this on the Dahivadas and serve chilled.

I am sure you all will enjoy this dish as much as I did with my family and guests loved it too.


srinivas said...


ನೋಡ್ತಿದ್ರೇನೇ, ಬಾಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೀರೂರ್ತಿದೆ, ಇನ್ನು ಕೈಗೆ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಬಾಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಕೊಂಡ್ರೆ...

ಬಹಳ ಸುಲಭವಾಗಿ ಗರಿ ಗರಿ ಉದ್ದಿನ ವಡೆ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನವನ್ನು ಬಹಳ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ವಿವರಿಸಿದ್ದೀರಿ. ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಹೀಗೆಯೇ ಮುಂದುವರೆಯಲಿ.

ಅಂದ ಹಾಗೆ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಗೆ ನಾನು ಬಂದಾಗ, ಸಿಹಿಪೊಂಗಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಉದ್ದಿನ ವಡೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡಲೇಬೇಕು :P

The Bhandari's said...

this is one of my fav dish and I love vada's be it alone or acompained with sambar or as dahi vada's. Same way I too make bas I do add little bit moong daal too
you gave me idea for tonight's menu :) am going to soak daal now

Shubha said...

Thanks a lot TVS and Anjan.I love the idea of display arrangment more than the cooking...

TVS avare,, Sure you will get pongal and Vadas... same taste I cannot guarantee.

Charu said...

yummy ......yummy....both r my favourites...but u know wht me v lazy in grinding daal :)...

Shubha said...

Hi charu... you will get urad flour in the stores..may be you can try half a cup of it, I haven't tried till now ,but you can try..

Madhura said...

Nice blog with all the delicious recipes. Lovely photos and neat presentation too :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I also add a little bit of chiroti rava in case the paste is too soft. Adding a pinch of baking soda to it makes them crispy....

ಅಸತ್ಯ ಅನ್ವೇಷಿ said...

ಅಬ್ಬಾ... ಈ ವಡೆ ನೋಡಿದ್ರೆ... ಒಂದೇಟಿಗೆ ಗುಳುಂಕರಿಸೋಣ ಅನ್ಸುತ್ತೆ... ನೀವು ತಪ್ಪು ಮಾಡಿದ್ರಿ... ವಡೆ ಮಾಡೋದು ಹೇಗೆ ಅಂತ ಹೇಳಿದ್ರೆ ಸಾಲ್ತಿತ್ತು... ಫೋಟೋ ಹಾಕಿ ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಲಿಗೆಯನ್ನು ಕೆರಳಿ ಕೆಂಡವಾಗಿಸಿದ್ದೀರಿ... ತಕ್ಷಣ ಕಳುಹಿಸಿಕೊಡುವುದು...:)

Shubha said...

Thanks Madhura,I will try the chiroti rava suggestion next time..

Anveshigale, nimma encouragment ge tumba thanks.. I am glad you did visit my blog and added mine to you balaga... heege visit madtairi.

Teesra said...

Love this. I remember my Granny making it for me in my childhood days.