Maddur Vada Recipe

Maddur vada is a popular dish from the town of Maddur in Karnataka. We can make this vada instantly and it is a perfect evening time snack. If you are health conscious, then you can alternate maida with wheat flour. I am going to show how to make Maddur vada using 2 different methods. First I, will show how to make this dish using conventional method of Deep frying then I will show how to bake these vadas on Oven. I prefer baking though it is time consuming. But it is a healthy option compared to deep frying as the baking method consumes less oil. The video shown below will explain both the methods. You could also see the instructions given below in text to understand the recipe. 
Maddur Vada Recipe
Maddur Vada Recipe
Click on the link below for the Recipe in the Video format.

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Yield16 Vada
Recipe CategorySnacks
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Maida / All Purpose Flour1 Cup*
Rawa / Semolina1/2 Cup
Rice Flour1/3 Cup
SaltTo taste
Hinga Pinch
Finely Chopped Onions 1 Cup
Finely Chopped Ginger1 teaspoon
Finely Chopped Green Chilli1 teaspoon
Finely Chopped Curry Leaves1 teaspoon
Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves1 teaspoon
OilFor Frying  + 2 tablespoon
Water1/4 Cup

* 1 Cup = 250ml
Deep Frying Method:
  1. Take a mixing bowl, add maida, semolina, rice flour, hing and salt and give a good mix
  2. Then add finely chopped onions, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Again mix everything well
  3. Then add 2 tablespoon of hot oil and mix well. The hot oil is a main ingredient to have a crispy vada. We can also alternate hot oil with ghee.
  4. Add water little by little and mix well and knead it to a stiff dough. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for about 15 minutes. 
  5. After 15 minutes, make lemon sized balls out of the dough, place it on a zipper cover, cover it with another zipper cover and press it with a back of a lid or bowl to make a round vada patti
  6. Take the vada patti and place it in a plate. In the same way, make the rest of vada in the same way. Now the vadas are ready to be fried in oil. 
  7. Heat oil in a pan, When the oil is hot, you can add a pinch of dough to see if it sizzles right away. 
  8. Add 3-4 vada gently into the oil. Do not put more vadas, give room to the vadas to get fried nicely. You can notice the vadas start to come up and float after a while. This is the right time to flip them off. Flip them and allow them to fry till they are crispy and turns golden brown color. While frying the vadas, keep the flame in medium high. Very high flame will change the color of the vada quickly, but would not have cooked the inner side of the vada
  9. Now the vada are nicely brown, gently remove them using a slotted spatula and place them in a bowl having a tissue. The excess oil, if any would be absorbed by the tissue. In the same way, fry all the vada.
  10. Now our crispy and tasty Maddur Vada are ready to serve!
Baking Method:
  1. Before baking, prepare the dough as described in the above method from steps 1-6.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C 
  3. Take a cooking tray and line it with aluminium foil and place the vada patties. Spray cooking oil on each vada 
  4. Place the tray inside the oven and bake it till they are golden brown color and crispy. It took almost 40 minutes in my oven to bake the vadas
  5. My Baked Maddur Vada are ready to serve!
Maddur Vada Recipe
Maddur Vada Recipe

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Wonderful recipe. The new video format is also very nice. Keep it up subbuskitchen!

how long will this stay fresh. And also can we cook this without onions

Hi, this vada stays fresh for couple of days. Instead of onion, you can add finely chopped carrots.



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