Urad dal wada are tasty and loved by all. It is usually served along  with idli in restaurants. It is one of the essentials of South Indian breakfast. 

Urad dal is soaked and then made into a thick batter, seasoned with spices and then deep fried in oil. Shaped like doughnuts, these have always been my favourite. With or without chutney, I love these fried dumplings. Today, a sneak and peek at this one.

This is vegan and gluten free snack, ideal for breakfast along with idly or as an accompaniment with any meal. It is tasty and one cannot  resist having a couple of them. It is usually served with coconut chutney but one can dunk them in sambar or thick curd, it tastes awesome.

This is an old post which I had written when I started my blog. Now, the post is redesigned with new picture and content, looking back there is a phenomenal change in the pictures and the way of writing. Well, that’s life, we try to get better each day isn’t it? And this post is part of the new group that I have joined Foodies_Redoing Old Posts started by Renu. The purpose is to give a new face to the old posts that we had written long back.

urad dal wada
urad dal wada


  • 2 cup urad dal
  • 5 green chilly
  • coriander leaves
  • a few fresh coconut pieced
  • curry leaves
  • salt
  • water
  • oil for frying


  • Soak urad dal in water for three hours.
  • Grind it to a fine batter with little water.
  • In another jar, grind green chilly and coriander and mix with it. Throw in a few roughly cut curry leaves, coconut pieces  and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan , when done, beat and take some batter, make a hole with the thumb, and slowly release it into the oil. Initially, one needs a little practice to make urad dal wada, but once you know the trick, you can do it. 
  • In the beginning, one may not be able to make them and needs to be satisfied with the usual round balls.
  • Fry until brown on medium flame, remove and put them on a tissue paper. 
  • Serve with coconut chutney.

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urad dal wada
urad dal wada

Urad dal wada/uddina wade

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  1. Yummy crispy vadas.. Well made Jayashree.. Was just about to make my evening tea..wish could eat a couple of these yummy vadas along with it:)

  2. One of my favorite South Indian dishes. Love them dipped in some hot sambar or with chutney. Yum

  3. I love wada and that’s what I have for breakfast or dinner whenever I’m in India. I tried making them with my hand with the hole in the middle and found it difficult. But as you said the key word is practise.

  4. One of my favourite South Indian breakfast. Yours looks so perfect and delicious. Love to eat with sambhar and coconut chutney. Such a comfort meal.

  5. I can relate to the old photos on the blog. I need to update a few too. But our recipes are time tested and your vadas and the tips are excellent!

  6. It is always a treat to come home and have a vada with a cup of tea. Its so long since I made some. i am going to make your recipe tommorow so i can sip it with some tea,

  7. Great recipe, love to have these cutes in my snack .. first time i came to know that these are served with idlis 😮

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