Maddur Vada

Monday, July 07, 2008

I have for you today, a very popular snack from karnataka, Maddur Vada.
Maddur Vada derives its name from the city of Maddur which lies between Bangalore & Mysore.
If you happen to travel by bus or train to Mysore via Bangalore, then you just cannot ignore Maddur Vada. It is a perfect tea-time snack, goes really well with a hot cup of filter coffee. In Bangalore, MTR serves the best Maddur vadas ever.
Its really easy to make it at home too.
Here's the authentic Maddur Vada Recipe
Preparation Time: 25 - 30 mins
  1. Rice flour - 1 cup
  2. Very fine Semolina - 1/4 cup
  3. All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
  4. 2 onions - very finely chopped
  5. A handful of peanuts - unsalted & unroasted & broken coarsely in a mixer
  6. Curry leaves
  7. White seasame - 2 tbsp
  8. Green Chillies - 5-6 finely chopped
  9. Salt as per taste
  10. Oil for frying
  11. A pinch of soda Bi-Carb
  12. Cilantro - finely chopped


  • Mix all the above ingredients in a large bowl
  • Add 2 tbsp of cooking oil to the bowl
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • DO NOT add water as water released by onions is sufficient
  • Make a pliable dough
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep frying pan
  • Make medium sized balls of the dough
  • Flatten them into discs of 3 - 4 mm thickness with your hand
  • Fry on medium flame. Fry 4 -5 discs together at a time
  • Turn the vada from time to time so that it does not become brown too soon
  • When it turns brownish, spread them on tissue paper so that it absorbs excess oil

Serve HOT with chutney & steaming HOT Filter Coffee .. Enjoi !!!!

Rushina from A Perfect Bite is hosting the Pakora Contest

Off goes my Maddur Vada to Rushina's place.

Thanks Rushina for hosting :)

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