• Urad dhal - 3/4 cup
  • Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, shredded
  • Dry red chillies - 2 or 3
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - for frying
For Soaking:
  • Fresh home made thick Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Ginger- green chilli paste - 1 tsp
  • Cilantro paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - to garnish
  • Chat Masala - to garnish
  • Cilantro - chopped, to garnish

How to make it:

Soak urad dhal in water for about 2 to 3 hours. Grind with asafoetida, salt, ginger and chillies. The batter should be soft and thick. Sprinkle little water if needed while grinding. Add curry leaves and cilantro. Mix well. Take the batter and make into vada shape and deep fry in oil until light brown. Visit my medhu vada post for a detailed instruction of how to get vada shape.
In a bowl, mix yogurt, salt, ginger-chilli paste and cilantro paste. Soak the fried vada in the yogurt and let it stand for about 10 minutes. Take the vadas out carefully and arrange on a plate. Add the rest of the yogurt over the vadas.Sprinkle some red chilli powder and chat masala (if preferred). Garnish with cilantro. Serve.

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14 Responses
  1. Asha Says:

    YUM! I miss it so much. Best eaten in Summer on hot day but give it to me anytime.

  2. vidhas Says:

    Looks Yum!! Inviting picture.

  3. Priya Says:

    Yummm!tempting vada..

  4. Delicious thayir vada !

  5. Gita Says:

    This is my favorite too...looks so good :)

  6. Parita Says:

    What a gorgeous and tempting pic!!

  7. Usha Says:

    Looks awesome ! Haven't had this in a while and your pic is so very tempting...

  8. Jagruti Says:

    yummy and inviting dahi the imli chutney...tempting.


  9. Cham Says:

    Delicious Thayir vadas !

  10. Valarmathi Says: favorite, looks delicious and tempting. Nice pic.

  11. Thayir Vada looks very creamy and oh I cant take my eyes off your pic... Love to have them!!! A typical southie snack!!!

  12. lata raja Says:

    Beautifully presented fluffy thayir vadais Anu! Very nice.

  13. thayir vadai looks delicious n makes me drooooling... i like this vadai all tastes yummy after soaked in thayir hmmm...yummyy yummyyy