Uzhunnu Vada

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Uzhunnu Vada


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 20 Min


Serves : 10
  • 200 gms black gram

  • 7 cups water

  • 3 nos green chilli

  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger

  • 1/2 tbsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 2 cups oil

  • 6 nos curry leaves


  • Wash and soak black gram (urad dal) for 4 hours. Grind the black gram with as little water aspossible (use grinder instead of a mixer).Add asafoetida while grinding. The batter shouldstick to the hand after grinding.
  • To this batter add salt, crushed pepper, finely chopped greenchillies, ginger and curry leaves.You can also add finely chopped onions and corianderleaves (optional). Mix the batter thoroughly.
  • Pour oil to a kadai and heat it. Take a bananaleaf and keep it upside down in a flat surface. Wet it with a few drops of water. Using wethand, take batter about the size of a tomato, place it on the banana leaf. Press it gently toget a flat round shape. Wet index finger and make a hole at its centre.
  • Take the banana leafin left hand and using right hand peel the batter and carefully immerse it in hot oil.
  • Once acrust is formed on the top surface, flip it over. Deep fry the Vada until they turn golden brownon both sides in a medium flame.Take it out and and put it on to a kitchen tissue paper.Repeat the above process for the remaining batter.
  • Crispy Vada is ready!.It can be servedwith sambar or coconut chutney.