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



Raks anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds really good, must try sometime!

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

looks crispy and tasty

Happys Cook said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely Vadas

Razina Javed said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anu Shoj said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and tasty snack....

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sujatha umesh said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Crispy and crunchy looking vadas.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Feel like munching some, love this vadas.

surkhab said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Charles Narasi said... Best Blogger Tips

Pinch of Asafoetida(Hing) will enhance the flavor

dhivya swaminathan said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Is the rice flour roasted ?.

Subitha said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried it really tasty...

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousI use store bought, i think it is roasted

madhura said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

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.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Rosy Ram said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I use wheat flour instead of maida

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rosy Ramyes u can use

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Amita Choudhary said... Best Blogger Tips

it is necessary to mix rice floor??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Amita Choudharyyes u need rice flour

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips


Very nice recipe! Thanks!