South Indian Vada is a mouthwatering snack which fits into every occasion. It is easy to prepare and good for health. Here is the authentic recipe to give them the original taste. 


Requirements :

For Vada :

  • Two Cups Urad Dal
  • Few Coconut Pieces
  • Green Chillies 4
  • Black Pepper
  • Asafetida
  • Salt to taste

Method :

Soak Urad dal in water for 1½  hours. Grind this to a thick paste adding little water. Add finely cut green chilies, Coconut pieces, and Black pepper made to a rough powder, asafetida, and salt. The dough should be thick and smooth so that you can bring it to the shape of vada with your hands.

Preparation :

Put oil in frying pan. When the oil is hot, take about a teaspoonful of Vada mix by hand, make it to round shape, make a hole in the center and put it in oil. Fry till golden brown.

Serve hot with Chutney

For Chutney

Requirements :

  • Half coconut grated
  • Fried gram 3 tablespoons
  • 4 chilies, coriander/ pudina leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Tamarind paste 1 small spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafetida 1 pinch.


Fry the chilies in little oil, add asafetida and curry leaves at the end, fry for 1 min. Grind the fried gram to a power in a dry mixer jar, then add all other ingredients and grind to a homogeneous mixture with water. Put it in a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.


Finely chopped Onion or Pudina can be added to Vada Mix to get different tastes.



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