If you have any unexpected guest dropping by or if you are craving for something hot and crispy and fried food suddenly, then this vada may be the answer. They are super yummy. They are so easy to put together. You will need just a handful of ingredients.

Maddur vada or maddur vade recipe explained with step by step pictures. Maddur vada is prepared using maida, rava, rice flour and few spices. Maddur vada is a very popular tea time snacks, originated from a place called Maddur. Maddur is a small town near Mandya, Karnataka. The state highway 17, also known as “Mysore road” passes through this town. Because the recipe of the vada and its preparation originated in this town, the snack is named after this place. The fine and crispy taste of this maddur vada would make you add it to your list of favorite snacks.

If you ever travel by train or bus between Bengaluru and Mysuru, you will come across the vendors selling maddur vada. Both adults and kids wait eagerly for these vendors. Even I tasted my first ever Maddur vada when I was travelling from Mysuru to Bengaluru.

Maddur vada has a slightly hard crust and a soft core. The onion pieces in it elevate the taste of the vada. The flour and rava proportions can be varied as per your taste. Add more maida to get soft maddur vadas and more rava to get crispy vadas. Seriously you will get addictive when you have it with Coconut Chutney.

Prep Time : 10 mins       Cooking Time : 2-3 mins each batch

Serves : 12 – 15 vadas


Maida/All purpose Flour : 1 cup

Rava/ Semolina : 1/2 cup

Rice flour/Arisi Mavu : 1/2 cup

Onion : 1 small chopped finely

Green Chilly : 2 finely chopped

Ginger : 1 tsp chopped finely

Coriander Leaves : 1 tbsp chopped

Oil : 2 tbsp + for deep frying

Salt to taste

Water : 2-3 tbsp or as needed

Method :

  1. Take flour, sooji, rice flour,salt in a bowl. Drizzle in 2 tbsp of hot oil and crumble them with your hands so that it resembles a crumble. Then add in chopped onion, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves, mix well.

    2. Now pour in some water and make into a stiff dough. Let the dough rest for 10 mins. Now the onions will leach out some water and the dough must have become little softer.

    3. Divide the dough into equal balls. Flatten the balls with your hands and set aside.Heat oil for deep frying. Fry these vada in medium heat oil till they turn golden. Serve with any chutney.

Serve it with any chutney as you prepare.IMG_20171108_202445