Uzhunnu Vada (Ulunthu Vadai)

Posted By : Sharmilee
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  • Urad dal / Ulutham paruppu / Uzhunnu (without skin variety)
    - 1 cup
  • Green chillies
    - 1 finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves
    - 1/2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Curry leaves
    - 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • Small onion
    - 10 finely chopped
  • Jeera
    - 1.5 tsp crushed
  • Salt
    - to taste
  • Water
    - as required


  1. Soak urad dal for 1 hour at least. Drain water and keep aside (I usually drain the water completely and then sprinkle little by little while grinding , doing so you can be sure of the quantity of water).
  2. Now grind it to a fluffy texture sprinkling water now and then. Dont add much water as the batter will become runny.
  3. Once the batter is ready, add chopped onions, jeera, coriander, curry leaves, chillies to the batter, mix well and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai.
  5. Wet your hands now (avoid stickiness), then make a small ball out of the batter. Now make a hole in the middle and carefully transfer it to the kadai.
  6. Fry the vada in medium flame, turn over to other side once it becomes firm. Take out and drain it in a tissue once it becomes golden brown on both sides.
  7. You can have it as such or with coconut chutney. My option is to dunk it in sambar and then have it....Yummy combination!!
  8. We always make this vada when there is any padayal at home. Other than that, a perfect guest traditional meal is incomplete without this vadai. It is very crispy on the outside and soft inside.


  1. The only problem I faced was the perfect round shaped vadas...

About Sharmilee

I cant say I am very passionate about cooking as am not a regular cook........just a innovative recipe hunter who does cooking now n then. Just have entered into the world of baking and am just loving it.

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