Maddur Vada


 

Maddur Vada/vade is a famous savoury fritters from the Maddur region in Karnataka. Maddur is a small town that lies between Bangalore and Mysore. And anyone who has travelled from Bangalore to Mysore cannot go past maddur without eating the Maddur Vada. This snack is widely available in all Mysore-Bangalore bus and train routes.

Maddur vada is a great tea time snack which is crispy from outside and has a slightly soft core inside. These vadas are really easy to put together and tastes best when served with coconut chutney or peanut chutney.

 

 

Ingredients:

Rice flour – 1 cup
Plain flour or maida – ½ cup
Fine semolina – ½ cup
Red onion – 1 large, chopped
Green chillies – 1-2, chopped
Curry leaves – 5-7, chopped
Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
Asafoetida or hing – a small pinch
Salt to taste
Hot oil – 3 tbsp
Oil for frying

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, mix rice flour, plain flour and semolina together
  2. Add onions, chillies, curry leaves, poppy seeds, hing, salt and combine well
  3. Now add hot oil and mix it well. Oil should be so hot that as soon as you pour it, it starts to form bubbles on the flour
  4. Set it aside for 10 minutes
  5. Slowly add water and knead into a stiff dough
  6. Take a baking/parchment paper and lightly grease it with some oil
  7. Apply some oil on your fingers. Take a lemon sized dough and spread it on the baking paper
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan
  9. Carefully lift the dough from the baking paper and slide it into the hot oil
  10. Fry on medium flame until it is golden brown on both side
  11. Serve hot with chutney

 

Mix the flours with rest of the ingredients

Mix the flours with rest of the ingredients

 

Pour hot oil onto it

Pour hot oil onto it

 

Mix well and let it sit for 10 minutes

Mix well and let it sit for 10 minutes

 

Knead well into a dough

Knead well into a dough

 

Spread a small portion of the dough into a round disc

Spread a small portion of the dough into a round disc

 

Fry in hot oil until golden brown on both sides

Fry in hot oil until golden brown on both sides

 

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