Urad Vada

Dish: Uradacha vada ani dahi

Dish components: Urad vada

Description: Ginger and garlic flavored black gram vada, served with plain yogurt | A speciality of the Northern part of Khandesh, this dish has the potential to pleasantly

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Preparation time (excluding prior preparation): 45 min

Serving: 10-12 portions

Ingredients: 2 cups black gram (urad daal), 1/2 inch ginger, 7-8 garlic cloves, 7-8 green chillies, 1 tsp red chili powder, 2 tsp cumin and coriander seed powder, 1/4 cup fresh coriander chopped, Salt, Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Wash urad daal clean and soak for 3-4 hours. Strain the water out.
  2.  Transfer the daal in a stainless steel sifter and rub it against the mesh to remove the outer shell. Transfer the cleaned daal in another vessel.
  3. Wash and strain again.
  4. Grind the daal along with ginger, garlic, green chili and 1/2 tsp salt to form a paste. Do not add water.
  5. Transfer the ground paste to a vessel and add red chili powder, cumin and coriander seed powder and fresh coriander. Mix well.
  6. Lay a thick, wet cotton cloth on a chakla (or a flat surface).
  7. Take a handful of the mixture and flatten it on the wet cloth by hand.
  8.  Heat some oil in a karhai to fry. Transfer the flattened dough in you hand and put it in hot oil to fry on high flame.
  9.  Once the vada starts rising, flip it and reduce flame to simmer. Fry until golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with curd. 


Notes: If it does not rise, salt may be lacking. Add more as per preference