Vada is a very popular South Indian snack. Any festival meal will not be complete without this Vada in ANDHRA homes. It is a part of perfect South Indian breakfast. It will make you so full that you will not feel hungry till your dinner time.


1/2 cup Urad Daal (Black Gram)
1 Onion, finely chopped
1/4 ts chopped ginger
1 or 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
Salt to taste
1/4 cup spinach, finely chopped
Oil for frying


1: Pick, wash and soak urad dal for 5-6 hours.

2: Make a smooth paste of the dal by grinding it in wet grinder. Make sure that you do not add too much water, because it should be a thick paste.

3: Add onions, ginger, green chilies, salt and spinach to the paste, mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.

4: Heat oil in a kadai. Wet your palms and take batter into the palms. Shape into balls and make a hole with the thumb in the centre like a doughnut.

5: Deep-fry this in medium hot oil until golden brown and crisp.

6: Serve with coconut chutney or onion chutney or groundnut chutney or sambhar as a snack. It can also serve as meal.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.

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