Maddur Vada / Maddur Vade


Fine Rice flour – 1 cup
Maida – 1/2 cup
Rava – 1/2 cup
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – as needed
Onion, chopped – 1 cup
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Green chilli – 2
Oil – 2 tbsp
Curry leaves – 2 tbsp
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Ginger, chopped – small piece
Asafoetida powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

Water – as needed


1. In a bowl, add rice flour, maida, and semolina.
2. Add green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves, and

3. Add chilli powder, cumin seeds, salt, and asafoetida powder.
4. Add grated coconut and oil.
5. Mix well with hands. Add water little by little to form a dough. The dough should resemble a soft chapati dough.

6. Close the lid of the bowl. Let dough rest for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, make balls out of dough.
7. Place the balls on plantain leaf or butter paper. Press with fingers to flatten the balls. This gives round maddur vada, which is ready to be fried. 
8. Heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot, add vada one by one. 
9. On medium flame, fry vada on one side. 
10. When one side is fried well, flip and fry on other side.
11. When both sides are crispy, maddur vada is ready. 
12. Serve with chutney of your choice. 

16 thoughts on “Maddur Vada / Maddur Vade”

  1. Oh ji I tasted this long time back, my fav but don't know it name, thks for sharing this recipe, Love the name Nalu mani palaharam 🙂

  2. There was a girl from Maddur in Karnataka used to work in my project & whenever she goes home she brings this vada to all of us. Your vada just reminded me of that.
    Love the majestic looking vadas. Also the ones, my colleague brought used to be very huge. I think at home to save oil, it is better to make it in small round shapes as you have done!!
    Love them!


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