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Ulli Vada Recipe | Onion Vada | Vengaya Vadai Recipe

Ulli Vada Recipe
Ulli vada is a quick and easy tea time snack which nobody can resist. I think nobody could possibly dislike the taste of crunchy fried onions. It can be made in a jiffy as it does not require any soaking time to make vada batter or anything else. And the ingredients can also be easily found on every kitchen. Do try this recipe and experience the absolute bliss on every bite.

Onion Vada

Ulli Vada

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Tea time Snacks
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 10 mins | Yields: 13


Onion - 3
Gram flour - 1/2 to 1 cup (depends on the size of the onion)
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 1
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - a sprig
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry


Thinly slice onions and green chillies. Crush the Ginger and chop curry leaves.

In a large bowl, take onion, green chilli, curry leaves, asafoetida, ginger, turmeric and salt. Mix well and keep aside for 5 minutes. It will leaves some water.

In a bowl, combine together gram flour, rice flour and chilli powder. Add this flour to the onion and mix it properly.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan. When oil becomes hot, reduce it to medium heat.

Drop a small lemon sized ball of onion mixture into the oil and fry till golden brown. Transfer it to a serving plate.

Serve with hot tea.

Ingredients for ulli vada
Keep all your ingredients ready. Chop the green chilli and ginger
slice the onions
Thinly slice the onions
take all ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, combine everything together except oil (besan flour, rice flour, chilli powder, turmeric, salt, chopped ginger, green chilli, asafoetida and curry leaves)
mix well
Mix well and keep aside for some time so that the onion will leave some water
Sprinkle little water
After 5 mins, sprinkle little water to this and make a very thick batter. You should be able to make balls
drop a vadai and fry
Heat oil for deep frying. When onion becomes hot, reduce the flame to medium and proceed. Take some onion mixture and make a small lemon sized balls. Drop it in a hot oil.
roll all sides
Roll the vada to all sides in oil for even frying
drain excess oil
When it turns golden brown, remove from flame. Drain excess oil and transfer it to a serving plate
Vengaya Vadai Ready
Its ready!


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