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May 3, 2011

Ulundu,udid dal vadai / medhu vada

       I have made this ulundu(in tamil) or udid dal vadais  a couple of times, but I never managed to get the proper shape because the batter used to be quite watery. Then my friend suggested me to use wet grinder for grinding the batter as you can use very minimal amount of water during the grinding process and the batter remains quite thick.So after a long time, I made them for the tamil new year. They turned out to be really crisp and delicious.
ulundu vadai/medhu vada
Ingredients-
Udid dal- 1cup
Whole peppercorns- 1tsp
Curry leaves- few
Salt- 1tsp
Oil for deep frying

Method-
           Soak the dal for 3 to 4 hours. Drain the water completely. Now grind the dal to a smooth paste using a wet grinder preferably. If you dont have one, use a blender/mixer. Please try not to add any water while grinding. Just add a few teaspoons of water if you find it very thick and is difficult for grinding. The batter should be thick and smooth. Try touching the batter with your fingers to ensure that there are no grains.Now add the peppercorns, salt and some pinched curry leaves into the batter and mix well.
           Heat the oil for deep frying .Now take a small ball of the batter on your palms(wet your palms so that the batter does not stick to your palms. Flatten it with your fingers and make a hole in the center. You can also make this discs on a wet plastic/polythene sheet. Carefully put this dumplings in hot oil.Fry them on the medium flame so that its well cooked from inside too, till they turn a golden brown.
          Serve them hot with some coconut chutney.     

13 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious vadai,luks perfect...

Prathibha said...

The key to perfect vada would b d thickness of d batter...they came out perfect dear

Sunanda said...

Vada looks perfect..Feel lika having a piece right now..
Sunanda's Kitchen

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious vadai..looks perfect

Aruna Manikandan said...

one of my favorite....
looks delicious dear :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This time they have come out perfectly dear. Looks perfect and crispy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Would love to have some with some coconut chutney,my fav.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They look absolutely perfect and delicious :)

divya said...

Vada looks perfect..Feel like having a piece right now..

VineelaSiva said...

Yummy wada the prepasentation looks fabulous.Love it.

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderfully done vada delicious

LG said...

our all time fav is uddinvade! slurrp! looks yummy

Mehjabeen Arif said...

vadas look so crispy.. yum.. such a comfort food..

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