Maddur Vada

Maddur Vada is a very popular spicy, crispy and mouthwatering snack. The name is based on a place called Maddur in Karnataka which is situated between Bangalore and Mysore. It was one of our favorite snacks while travelling by train between Bangalore and Mysore. Basically, Maddur vada has mainly three ingredients rice flour, fine rava and all purpose flour. The dough is flavored with onion, ginger, curry leaves, hing (asafoetida) and  green chili. The beauty of this vada is that it’s crust is very crispy however it is soft inside.  Generally, the Vada has round shape, however I tried some experiment with shape and it really looked very nice. I used cookie cutter to give it star and heart shape. You can always customize it’s size of the Vada and spiciness based on your choice. Maddur vada tastes great when served with coconut chutney along with a cup of tea or coffee. I am thankful to my friend Savitha Matad who taught this recipe to me. We had this Vada at her place after long time and it brought back the old memories and I thought of adding it to my recipe blog. Hope you all would enjoy this recipe!

Maddur Vada
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Servings Prep Time
25 Vadas 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
25 Vadas 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Maddur Vada
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
25 Vadas 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
25 Vadas 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Arrange all the ingredients before start. Slightly dry roast rava and keep it aside. Roasting rava give a nice crispiness to the vada.
  2. In a big mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, rava, rice flour, hing, salt, cumin seeds and vegetable shortening. Mix it well till it gets crumble texture. At this stage you can save the mix for later use.
  3. Add onion, coriander leaves, ginger, chili, curry leaves and mix it well. Add little water and make a medium soft dough. Do not add excess water as onion would release some water and make it more soft.
  4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan at medium to high heat. Once its hot, bring the temperature at medium heat. Divide dough in equal lemon size balls. Apply some water on Palm. Take one ball on Pam and flatten it using fingers to make a round flat vada.
  5. If you wish, you can give different shapes to the vada. It would look more appealing to kids. To make heart shape vada, take big size dough ball. Flat it on any plastic or silicon mat. Do not make very thin. Cut it with cookie cutter as shown in picture.
  6. This picture displays the use of star shaped cookie cutter. Prepare all the raw Vada.
  7. Slowly Slide the raw Vada into hot oil from side and fry till gets golden color from both side. Maintain the temperature at low to medium heat so that Vada gets crispy.
  8. When done, remove it from hot oil and place it on paper towel to absorb excess oil from vada. Fry rest of vada following same process.
  9. Crispy delicious Maddur Vada's are ready.
  10. Serve it hot with coconut chutney and enjoy with a cup of masala tea or coffee.
  11. Maddur vada is perfect tea time snack as well as after school snacks for kids too.
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