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Maddur vada




  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup plain flour (maida)
  • ½ cup semolina (coarse variety)
  • 2 large red onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 20 curry leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon hot oil
  • Oil for frying


  • Combine onion, green chilli, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and salt
  • Mix well and squeeze the mixture so that the onion releases moisture
  • To this, add rice flour, plain flour, and semolina. Mix well and crumble the mixture
  • Now add hot oil and mix it well
  • The mixture should hold shape when pressed together (see step-by-step image above). If it falls apart, squeeze and crumble for few more minutes
  • Slowly add water gradually and knead into a stiff dough (you will need approximately ½ cup water)
  • Take a baking/parchment paper and lightly grease it with some oil
  • Apply some oil to your fingers. Take a lime sized dough and spread it on the baking paper (see image above)
  • Heat oil in a frying pan
  • Carefully lift the dough from the baking paper and slide it into the hot oil (see tips above)
  • Fry on low-medium heat until it is golden brown on both side (see tips section above)
  • Serve hot with chutney


See the tips section above for all the useful tips to make this delicious snack.