Medu vada recipe with step by step photos – Crispy, fluffy and delicious vada that goes very well with coconut chutney or sambar. These urad dal vada are also known as Garelu in Andhra, Uzhunnu Vada in Kerala and Medhu Vadai in Tamil Nadu.
These doughnuts shaped fritters are made with black gram, herbs, coconut and spices. Even though the main ingredient is urad dal (black gram) but the herbs and spices can vary. You can also add vegetables like onions or grated carrots or grated beetroot.
Medu vada is one of my favorite snack. It is one snack I loved as a kid and still do. I especially like the crispy and fluffy medu vada dunked in hot sambar with coconut chutney by the side.
The combo of vada sambar with coconut chutney is very famous and tastes awesome. You can enjoy them with any variety of sambar.
Whenever we would go to any Udupi or Kerala restaurants in Mumbai, I would order either vada sambar or Masala dosa. these two were always on my top list of South Indian snacks.