Uzhunu vada

Uzhunu vada

Uzhunu vada is a tasty South Indian snack and it is also served for breakfast. Idli vada is a common item in the breakfast menu.

Meenakshy Ramachandran


  1. 1 Cup Urad Dal
  2. 1 - 2 Green Chilli
  3. 4 - 5 Red Chilli
  4. 1 Pinch Asafoetida
  5. to taste Salt
  6. 1 Teaspoon Black pepper balls (optional)


30 mins
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    Soak urad dal in water for 4-5 hours.

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    Drain the water off and grind urad dal, green chillies, red chillies, asafoetida and salt together in a grinder. It is advised not to add water during the grinding process and the final mixture should be fine and thick.

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    Once the mixture is ready, add curry leaves to it. You may add pepper balls as well(optional)

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    Prepare balls with the paste. Take the balls and flatten them on a plastic sheet(milk cover is commonly used)with holes in the centre.

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    The hole is not mandatory. But if the vada is big in size, the hole aids faster and even cooking.

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    Deep fry in oil till both sides till both sides turn golden brown in color. Drain the oil with a ladle with holes and serve hot with coconut chutney.

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