Ulli Vada

Ulli Vada
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Ulli Vada / Onion Vada

 
Prep Time
Cook Time
Ready In
Serves
4
Cuisine
Kerala
 
Ulli vada or Onion vada is an easy to make vada recipe. It can be made quickly within minutes, as an evening snack. The ingredients required are also easily available.

Ingredients

  • Gram flour (കടലമാവ്) – 2 Cups
  • Rice flour (അരിപ്പൊടി) – 2 Table spoon
  • Onion (സവോള) – 3 Nos
  • Ginger (ഇഞ്ചി) – 2 Inch piece
  • Green chilli (പച്ചമുളക്) – 3 Nos
  • Curry leaves (കറിവേപ്പില) – 2 Sprigs
  • Water (വെള്ളം) – 1 Cup
  • Cooking oil (എണ്ണ) – to deep fry
  • Salt (ഉപ്പ്) – 1 Tea spoon

Method

  1. Slice onions and chop ginger, green chilli and curry leaves.
  2. Take the sliced and chopped ingredients in a bowl and squeeze well using hands by adding 1 tea spoon of salt.
  3. To this, add gram flour, rice flour and 1 cup of water. Mix it well and make a thick batter.
  4. Pour enough oil into a deep bottom pan and heat it. When the oil is hot reduce the flame to medium and drop table spoons of the batter. Deep fry the vadas by turning both sides till golden brown.
  5. Serve hot with a cup of tea.

 

       

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Myself, Shaan Geo basically a Software Engineer started my career in IT Industry. I have had a passion for food and cooking from an early age. This habit made me keep an eye out for the new variants of food and the different cuisines where ever I go. According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.

41 comments on “Ulli Vada

Mr. Shaan, may I know what is gram flour used for the ulli vada?

    Hi Malathi, Gram flour is also known as chickpea flour, besan or garbanzo flour. In malayalam it is called “Kadala Mavu” and in Hindi “channa ka aata”. It is the flour made from dried chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Gram flour is available in most of the grocery stores. I hope this information helps you and ulli vada / onion vada comes out well for you.

i want to know more snacks recipe

So yummy.. I made it yesterday.. It was the first attempt of this little girl to become a good cook.. THANK YOU…

    You are welcome dear little girl :) Thanks for trying ulli vada recipe and also for your regular visit to this website. Really happy to know that your first attempt was a great success. Wish you all the best.

Thanks for the post… Tried it today and it came out really good…

Hi.. I think maida+kadalamaavu is more better than rice+kadalamaavu for making ullivada… what do you think Shaan?

    Hi Shefeeena, You are correct. Adding maida will taste better. But I won’t recommend it as it is unhealthy. I always try to avoid maida in my recipes until and unless it is necessary. Thanks for the suggestion and regular visit.

Hi, this site is so wonderful. Sure it makes me excellent and my cooking, thanks for such lovely recipes and your care about health…

    Hi Amida, Thanks a lot for the nice words of encouragement and also for the wonderful feedback. I am really glad to know that you found this place very useful. Hope to see you here often.

Tried it today. Came out well. Thanks for the recipe.

Njan ithu undakki nokito innu… and it came out well… thanks for the recipe :)

Shaan, thx for the recipe. Actually I enjoy everything except cooking but I will definitely try this.Ta

Shaan I’m gonna try this. My hubby likes naadan kerala foods. Can u add more interesting veg food recipes. I’m new in cooking.

    Hi Susan, Thanks for the comment. I will definitely add more veg recipes in the future. Please do share your feedback after trying this recipe. Hope to see you here often.

Hi.. I was just searching for ulli vada recipe.. happend to c ur blog.. I tried it n came out well… thank u for the recipe… regards….

Thank you Shaan! I tried this and came out really awesome.. We had it with a cup of hot tea :) I followed the same procedure; additionally added 1/4 teaspoon chilly powder, a pinch of cumin powder & a pinch of asafetida.

I tried many of the recipes you posted. Congrats and thank you Shaan, you are doing a wonderful job.

    Hi Ajosh, It is pleasure to know that you tried many recipes from this website. Thanks a lot for your kind words of encouragement and also for the feedback.

I am going to try it today……

Can I add some garlic to it. Is there any problem?

Hai, Thanks for the recipe.

Thank you for the recipe Shaan. My first try to get some taste of ‘naadu’ was very success.

    Shaijumon, It is pleasure to know that you prepared a Kerala dish for the first time and it was a great success. I am really happy that you choose this website for your first attempt. Hope to see you here often, Happy Cooking :)

Hi Shaan, After a 4 months gap I’m back to cooking n had to make a snack with limited resources so opted ulli vada n not to loose any ingredients I quickly checked on net and thats how reached your home…. Vada came out well but I added a spoon full of dosa maav too so lil spongy it will be.

    Linta, Thanks for trying this recipe and also for the tip. Great to know that the ulli vada worked out well for you. Hope you will try more recipes from here. Happy cooking :)

This recipe is nice but I used kashmiri chilly powder instead of green chilly. My kids like this vada.They are too small if they bite in the chilly piece but chilly powder is nice and gets a red colour to ulli vada.

    Sony, Nice to know that your kids loved it. Thanks for trying this recipe and also for the tip.

Can you please post the recipe of paneer dishes.

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