Urad dal vada | Medu Vada ( Air fry / Fry )
Medu vada is best paired with a huge bowl of idli and chutney.You can make it with or without onions.
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or air fryer for low oil version
split black lentils,soaked for 4 hours/overnight
medium finely chopped
Few sprigs of coriander leaf
few sprigs of curry leaves
black peppers crushed
green chilli optional
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying
Grind the urad dal in a mixer grinder with minimal water.
Pulse it with minimal water to form a smooth batter.
Add all ingredients and mix well. In case, batter is too watery,add rice flour to it.
Frying (Traditional method )
Heat oil in a kadai/saucepan.
Take a small portion of dough and lower them slowly in hot oil with/without hole.
On a medium flame, fry them until golden brown.
How to make medu vada in air fryer?
Follow steps 1-3 for the batter. Preheat the air fryer for 10 mins at 190 deg C,
Place half the batter on a parchment paper with holes, and cook it for 8-9 mins at 190 deg C after spraying oil in between
Break the vadai in small pieces .Spray oil .Cook again for 9-10 mins, spraying oil in between . Repeat for the remaining batter
Serve mendu wada hot with
Tip:There is an easy trick to make those round wadas with a hole using a tea strainer, just search on youtube for this.