Wada (urad dal)

Urad dal wada are tasty and loved by all. It is usually served along  with idli in restaurants.

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.


  • urad dal 2 cups
  • green chilly 3
  • coriander leaves
  • curry leaves
  • salt
  • water
  • oil for frying
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  • Soak urad dal in water for two 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 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. The making of this wada really needs some practice. 
  • 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.

Other variations : 

Serve it immersed in yoghurt with a dressing. It is heaven or serve it immersed in sambar for a hotter version.

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  1. Anu Nagaraja says:

    yes, Jayashree- you are very right! it needs practice! yours looks perfect and crispy – wish I could eat from the picture:)

  2. Shubha says:

    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:)

  3. Shana Sutton says:

    Looks yummy!

  4. Those look delish! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the #homematters linky party! We’re back on January 9 🙂 We’d love for you to join us then!

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Wada (urad dal)