Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Minapa Vadalu / Medhu Wada

This is the most famous/regular traditional festive food. Vada and Pulihora(Tamarind/Lemon Rice) are two such dishes, that are made on almost every festival day. This dish goes very yummy when accompanied with Tomato chutney / Allam Chutney / Coconut Chutney. This is a calorie food but, can try it once a while occasionally!!

3/4 cup Minapappu/Black gram(Soaked for 4 hours)
1/4 cup water(approx.)
1/2 cup chopped Onion
5 chopped Green Chillies
1tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
1 spring Curry leaves
Oil for deep fry
Salt to taste


1. Bring the soaked Black gram grains to Mixi. Use water while grinding it. Remember, do not add too much water. Just add enough once a while in between, bringing the dal/soaked grains stuck to the walls of the jar to the center again so that it is churned well and get a semi-thick consistency. Once you feel it is done, Collect the soft batter into a bowl. Add onions, coriander leaves, curry leaves and salt to it. Mix well and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a skillet for the deep fry.
3. Take a clean thick plain polythene paper. Take some batter with your palm(wet your palm before every wada you make) and place it on the paper. Shape it round and make small hole in the center.
4. Release it slowly from the paper into palm back and drop it in the oil. Deep fry both the sides until golden brown. Repeat with rest of the batter and collect the wada's on a kitchen paper so as to absorb the extra oil.
5. Serve them with any Chutney you like. Coconut chutney, Tomato chutney and Ginger chutney will go well with Wada's.

*We welcome your valuable suggestions/comments on this Recipe* I follow the following link for the unit conversions. Hope it will help. The link shows all the unit conversions for cooking


  1. Oye... let me try this... teda vochindo... nee pani cheptha...! i know it will come gud... :) Thnxx for the blog, prathidaniki US lo amma ki call cheyaleka chasthunna..!

  2. oye chutney gurinchi chepaledenti indulo???? tomato chutney cheppu ade bavundi.... (i mean baaga vasthey lekapothey chicken r mutton tho kekaaaaaaaaaaaaa...........)

  3. Hey Kishore... thanks a lot :) Checkout the blog Archives for the Tomato Chutney :) It would taste great with Wada!


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