Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ulli vada / Onion fritters

Ulli vada...hmmm..there is nothing more to say about it especially to those from kerala.Each and every tea shop will have these.I always wondered how ulli vada from those shops have exactly round shape.But i couldn't make round ones, i make more like flat ones.shall try and learn it on my next trip to india...


Onion - 1 (sliced thin)
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Kadala maavu/Channa flour - 1 cup
Water - as needed
Salt - as needed
Oil - for frying


Slice the onion very thin.I used slicer for this.Mix water,salt,red chilli and flour.Make it a little thinner batter than the normal bajji batter.This helps for crispy vadas.Heat oil in a pan on steady medium high flame.Dip onion slices into the batter and deep fry them till cooked and golden brown.Do not alter the heat, as too high heat can brown the outer and inside of vada won't be cooked enough.Place fried vadas into paper towel and drain excess oil.Serve these vadas with tomato sauce.


Asha said...

Hey Mahesh!I think we both are dreaming up the same things these days!:D
I made onion pakodas too,will post on 17th.Little different from your's though.I love this snack.Looks great!:)

sailaja said...


Pakodis with a hot cuppa of masala chai on a cold winter day ..most comforting snack!

Nice picture!

Puspha said...

That looks interesting.

K M F said...

this is my favorite too snack i love your recipe i came here by searching ulli vada for my post thanks sharing it with us i will keep cliking

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Here via KMF.
Delicious recipe...I may try it.

VidyaHari said...

HI ..i am visiting ur site for the first site..i hv to tell u ..u r doing a wonderful job. I love cooking too...and shall be trying many of the items shown here..

I am Vidya, a malayalee stay at home mom,from NJ,US.My son is 17 mths old.
keep up ur good job !

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