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maddur vade

Who doesn’t love vada ? In Bangalore the weather is getting rainy and gloomy day by day. And when the weather is such… nothing but a couple of hot vadas plus a cup of tea/coffee can charge you up. He He..i know its just a reason to binge..So here i share today an addictive and very popular snack from Karnataka Cuisine … ” Maddur Vada or Maddur Vade ” . Crispy crunchy from outside and little chewy from inside with onion pieces here and there.. maddur vada are so delicious to taste … !!!

maddur vade

Maddur is actually a small town in Bangalore -Mysore Highway and this Vada originated from that town .. Hence the name Maddur Vada. If you travel in Bangalore-Mysore train , throughout the journey you will see so many vendors selling these Maddur vada and people buying it and munching . Once upon a time i too used to buy but no longer. Now the quality and taste is pathetic . Making Maddur vada at home is very very easy and the outcome is more tastier . If making for guests , You can plan ahead , make it and keep . It will remain crisp . I have shared before Nippattu and baked Nippatu .. today lets see how to make maddur Vada ? Do give a try .. i assure .. you will love it..

Check Out the Video recipe here :

maddur vade


Smitha Kalluraya
Maddur Vada - a popular tea time snack from the state of Karnataka
Course Snack
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 15 number


  • 1 cup maida
  • 1/2 cup Semolina / chiroti Rava
  • 1/3 cup Rice flour
  • 2-3 tbsps Hot oil
  • 2 no onion, ; finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 nos Green Chilli, ; finely chopped
  • Few Curry Leaves, ; finely chopped
  • Few sprig Coriander leaves, ; finely chopped
  • Few Cashews, (optional) ; finely broken
  • a pinch Asafoetida/ hing
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • Oil to deep fry


  • Take a wide mixing bowl . In that take finely chopped onion , green chilly, coriander , curry leaves , salt, red chilly powder in a wide .
  • Nicely squeeze it / mix it with hand, so that onion leaves out water.
  • Next add maida, chiroti rava ( very fine variety), rice flour and broken cashew piece to the onion mix . Add hot hot oil to it. Oil should be so hot that wen you pour bubbles should form ( hope you can see bubbles in Pic ) .
  • Combine everything well . You will see that the dough will become like breadcrumb type. Keep it aside for 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins , try combining the dough into a single mass. Moisture from onion is sufficient to bind the dough together. So extra water is not required. But if you feel the dough is too dry, sprinkle just a few drops of water. Less the water, more crispier maddur vada will be.
    recipe for maddur vada
  • Divide the dough into lemon sized balls .
  • Take a thick plastic sheet or butter paper. Grease the sheet as well your hands with little oil. (This helps in removing maddur vada from the sheet for deep frying). Take a small lemon sized ball and flatten it using your palm to form a small circle . Don't make it too thin or too thick. Alternatively , if you have a roti maker / press , you can keep a ball between the sheets and gently press to get a medium thin disc .
  • maddur vada
  • Once the oil is hot,gently holding the end of the foil in one hand, gently remove the flattened discs and drop them into the hot oil in batches of 4-5 depending on the size of the kadai used to deep fry.Deep fry them on medium low flame on both sides till they turn crisp and golden brown both sides.Once done, remove from oil and transfer to a paper towel. Repeat the same for the remaining dough.
    maddur vade recipe
  • If you don't want to fry.. you can bake them too. Preheat the oven at 180 for 10 mins. And later bake the maddur vada for 15-20 till they are crisp .
    maddur vada baked
  • Serve Hot Maddur vada with coconut chutney accompanied with Tea/ Coffee . You can also store them in air tight containers and relish whenever you want. Remains fresh for minimum 1 week.
    karnataka style maddur vada recipe


  • As far as possible try not adding any water to the maddur vada dough. Add salt and squeeze onion nicely . This will make maddur vada very crispy and also the taste gets enhanced. If you make the dough gooey , maddur vada will take in lot of oil and also end result will be soft .
  • Mixing hot oil gives a crispier vada and also prevents sogginess.
  • Dont reduce the onion quantity . Onion enhances the taste.
  • Don't pat the maddur vada too thin. Its not the authentic version . It should be of medium thickness such that after frying its crispy yet chewy at centre.
  • The temperature of the oil has to be correct while frying. The oil should not be too hot or cold. If it is hot, then the outside of the vada will get fried but the inside will be under cooked. If it is not hot, then the maddur vada will absorb more oil . To check the readiness of the oil, drop a small ball of dough (say around the size of the lemon seed). If the dough ball raises above the oil in a couple of seconds, the oil is hot enough to drop in the vadas.

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  • Reply
    August 10, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    vadas looks the new look of the blog n step wise pics of the recipes nice..

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    August 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    The maddur vadas look yummy.

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    Priti Ramesh
    September 10, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Hi Smitha. Tried the recipe today. They came out perfectly . Thanx

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    Roopa Madhvapathy
    January 19, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Hi Smitha, thank you so much for the recipe. I made some today. The taste was absolutely delicious, but the vadas were a little hard. What do you think the reason might be?
    Btw, I try many of your recipes. The are perfect!

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    November 27, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Nice ????

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