Medu vada By Ranveer Brar

Medu vada

A crispy and deep-fried savoury delicacy made of white lentils, medu vada is a popular breakfast dish in south India. Chef Ranveer Brar shares this simple and quick recipe of medu vada. The vadas are crispy from outside and soft from inside and when served with coconut chutney and hot sambar are too hard to resist.
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Cooking Time

7-10 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

18-20 Min



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  • 1 cup white lentil
  • water as required
  • salt to taste
  • 1 onion
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • ½ small piece coconut
  • oil as required
  • coconut chutney
  • ginger chutney
  • Sambar


  1. 1

    To make Medu Vada, first wash the split black gram (urad dal) in a bowl and make its paste in a mixer grinder adding cold water.
  2. 2

    Add salt, onions, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and chopped wet coconut to the paste.
  3. 3

    Now take the mixture and with help of hands, make small balls/cutlets, and fry it in the oil by piercing from the middle.
  4. 4

    Medu vada is ready; serve it with coconut and ginger chutney, and sambar.

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