Monday, January 3, 2011
Meduvada / Uzhunnuvada
The meduvada or Uzunnu vada as it is called in Kerala is a doughnut shaped savory dish taken as a snack by itself or forms part of a more elaborate breakfast - typically along with dosa or idlis. This is a traditional recipe with a modern twist- to suit the fast paced life of today.
Urad dal soaked in water for 4 hrs -2 cups
MTR vada mix (you can substitute with other brands)-1 pack
Hot green chillies (chopped fine)-10
Onion (medium size) -1 (chopped fine)
Ginger (chopped fine)-1/4th of an inch
Black pepper crushed -1tsp
Curry leaves -2 sprigs
Vegetable oil for deep frying-3 cups
Salt as required
Grind the soaked dal to a fine paste using as little water as possible, you can add water to the blender as needed, little at a time. Mix it with the rest of the ingredients including the vada mix. Set aside for 10 minutes. Heat up the oil in a deep pan. When the oil is really hot, take a small amount of the vada mixture (size of a lemon), wet your left hand with water, put the ball on your left palm, touch the water again with your finger and make a hole in the middle of the ball and carefully transfer it to the hot oil, add 3 or 4 more of vadas to the oil, turn it occasionally to make it light brown. Transfer it to a platter with paper towel. Serve it hot with coconut chutney or Sambar.