Medu vada (the vada with a hole) is not just an important part of every day meal in South India but also is very important in every special occasion’s menu. Grounded urad dal when shaped like a disk with a whole in between is South India’s most common and favorite break fast or snack option. Medu Vada or you may also know it as Bundt fritters are crisp outside and soft inside and taste amazing when dunked in hot and tangy Sambhar.
Medu vadas can be flavored as per your own choice. Many people like adding chopped onions and curry leaves in it where as i prefer adding chopped coriander and cumin. While grinding the dal i add a piece of ginger and green chilies to get a distinctive taste and flavor. The ground urad dal should frementate nicely to get that perfect air pockets inside the vadas. A proper fermentation make vadas light and fluffy inside and crisp outside. Though the medu vadas are mostly enjoyed with sambhar but they can also be used for making dahi vadas. That is a personal choice.