Milagu Vadai - Pepper Vada

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Milagu Vadai - Pepper Vada


Milagu Vadai is nothing but Pepper Vada which is a traditional Prasad offered in Anjaneyar Temple. This vada is really very unique and tastes awesome.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 20
  • 1 cups urad dal/uluttam paruppu

  • 1/2 tsp pepper corns coarsely crushed

  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida/hing

  • 1 tbsp rice flour

  • 1 tsp salt to taste

  • 1 cups oil to deep fry


  • Soak urad dal in enough water for exactly half an hour only. Then wash and drain the water completely. Grind urad dal coarsely in a blender without adding any water (Do not add any water while grinding). The batter should be thick in consistency as shown.
  • Transfer coarsely ground urad dal in a bowl. Now add hing, salt, coarsely ground pepper powder, rice flour and mix thoroughly. Make a small lemon size even balls.
  • Place a butter-sheet applied with oil. Above this place a dough ball and pat it. Place another butter sheet on top and press the dough gently using a cup so that it is flattened evenly. Then remove the sheet on top and make a hole in the center as shown. You can even poke with a fork here and there. Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.
  • Now add oil in a kadai. Once oil gets heated gently drop the prepared flat dough in the oil. Fry it on both sides until it turns crispy and golden brown in color. This vada should not puff up. It should be flat. Once done remove it on a kitchen towel. Let it cool completely and serve.