Aug 14, 2013

Maddur Vada / Maddur Vade

If you have any unexpected guest dropping by or  if you are craving for something hot and crispy and fried food suddenly, then this vada may be the answer. This is one of my viewer requested recipe and i am thankful for her because i get to try this vada. They are super yummy.

They are so easy to put together. You will need just a handful of ingredients and you are in business. This vada is a speciality food from karnataka and seriously addictive when had with coconut chutney. With no more delay off you go to the recipe.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 mins for frying each batch
Makes : 12 to 13 Vada
Recipe Source :


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup
Sooji / Rawa / Semolina - 1/2 cup
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Onion - 1 small chopped finely
Ginger - 1 tsp chopped finely
Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped finely
Curry leaves - 1 spring chopped finely
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 2 tblspn chopped finely
Water - 2 tblspn or as needed
Oil - 2 tblspn + for Deep frying


Take flour, sooji, rice flour,salt in a bowl.  Drizzle in 2 tblspn of oil and crumble them with your hands so that it resembles a crumble.

Now add in onion, green chilli, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and mix well.

Now pour in some water and make into a stiff dough.

Let the dough rest for 10 mins. Now the onions will leach out some water and the dough must have become little softer.

Divide the dough into equal balls. Flatten the balls with your hands and set aside.

Heat oil for deep frying. Fry these vada in medium heat oil till they turn golden.

Serve with any chutney.

Take all your ingredients

Take flour in a bowl

Add in rawa and rice flour

Sprinkle in salt

Drizzle over some oil

Rub with your fingers

So it resembles a crumble

Add in onions, ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves

Mix well

Drizzle in some water

Make into a stiff dough, let it rest for 10 mins

Divide the dough into equal portions

Take a ball on a plastic sheet

Press with your fingers

So it is flatten

All done

Heat oil for frying

Drop the vada in


Fry till golden

All fried



  1. Sounds really good, must try sometime!

  2. yummy and crunchy vadas, u have got wonderful collection of recipes, following u from now on...

  3. hello aarthi.....made this today...super...:)

  4. Crispy and crunchy looking vadas.

  5. Feel like munching some, love this vadas.

  6. looks yummy and crunchy , will try sure sometime...

  7. Looks Yummy and crispy... Will try it soon...

  8. Pinch of Asafoetida(Hing) will enhance the flavor

  9. So many easy dishes for beginners like me... It's so encouraging

  10. Is the rice flour roasted ?.

  11. I tried it really tasty...

  12. @AnonymousI use store bought, i think it is roasted

  13. All your receipes are too good.....i am going to try this one today.

  14. Hi I am following ur recipes from past few days. Maddur vade, baingan fry, onion chutney,pepper rasam are the few which I tried. Thanks for making all recipes seem so simple thru pictures.

  15. Hi Aarthi... i tried these vada's today...they were yumm but i just want to check are they soft or they are hard and crispy like mathari....because mine were crisp like mathari...if no then where did i go wrong?

  16. @Anonymousi think u have over fried them, it will be little soft

  17. Can I use wheat flour instead of maida

  18. I tried , it was very yummy .. !! Thanks for the reciepe.

  19. Hi,

    Very nice recipe! Thanks!

  20. its a fantastic receipe sister...i love all ur dish so much...


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