Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Maddur vada / Semolina and rice fritters

 Maddur Vada gets its name from the place Maddur which is near Mandya district ,Karnataka.I vaguely remember going to Maddur on our way to Mysore,but don't remember eating maddur vada.

The only place I have had maddur vada is at Woody's commercial street, for some weird reason ,no matter what we ordered my dad without fail has to order Maddur vada (and it did not taste that great).So I came to a conclusion that my dad likes Maddur Vada,no matter how good or bad.Everything sweet on this blog is for dad -coz he just loooooooooooooooves anything thats sweet. This spicy vada if for him too, and I am glad he enjoyed it with his evening tea.

I have tried to recreate the picture that was in Sanjeev Kapoor's book (link given below),it looks like my Maddur Vada needs to go on a diet.

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  • 1/2 cup Semolina/rawa(very fine)
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup maida (all purpose flour)
  • 4 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 2 small onions (chopped finely)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 5-6 curry leaves (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp ghee(melted)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch hing
  • salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry

  1. In a large bowl mix rice flour, semolina, maida, salt, onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, ghee and cumin seeds.Using very little water form a stiff dough.
  2. Place 2 tbsp of dough in your hand and flatten the dough with other hand.
  3. Heat oil to deep fry on medium flame.You will know that the oil is ready when you drop a small piece of dough and it sizzles and comes up without changing color.Drop the vadas one at a time and fry till crispy and golden brown.For crispy Maddur Vada, fry on medium flame.
  4. Remove from oil and place on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  5. Serve with chutney.
Note:In Sanjeev Kapoors website Maida is missing in the ingredients list.

sending over to Denny's and Kirthi's blog


  1. hi
    thanks for visiting my blog. vada looks perfect and yummy for a evening snack

  2. Hey Charishma, so much to learn from ur blog. I've never heard of Maddur it similar to chattambade by any chance? U line 'maddur vada needs to go on a diet' brought an instant smile on my face. Good going! love ur recipes :)

  3. Hi Cherie, my mouth is watering...i luv maddur vadas too...i ill urely try this

  4. this looks yummy ... :) .i ll try this out .. you should put buns and channa recipe .. buns is also a specialty of manglore no...

  5. haha ... u named these fritters ... remembered paneer fritters frm casa s saturday diet ....

  6. hi shireen
    this is not like chattambadde,chattambadde is made by soakinf channa dal and coarsely grinding it and add chopped onion,ginger,green chillies and curry leaves ,then deep fried.
    maddur vada is little different,it is like spicy biscuit,very crisp.:)

  7. hi kooks
    ya try it out,its very simple.and buns i will put up,i dont know if i will suceed but i will try.and which channa recipe are you talking abt kooky.
    and yes i remember paneer fritters at casa on saturdays.i miss that place:(

  8. the normal onion tomato base channa that we make for breakfast

  9. Very new recipe to me, looks yumm! I like your presentation too, looks very inviting.

  10. Perfect looking vadas. Love this one especially for its crispness :) Bookmarking your recipe to try :)

  11. Hasd the authentic maddur vada just last month at Maddur itself & this looks exactly like the one I has tasted!!! Good job Cherie!! These look too too tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. Hello dear, they look yummm!!!!
    First time to your space, I'm loving it. No doubt i'm following your blog.
    I will be very Delighited to find you in my followers list.
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