Ulli Garelu recipe – Garelu, Uddina vade, ulundhu vadai, medu vada are the south Indian names for the donut-shaped deep-fried fritters. These are one of the very popular south Indian foods served for Breakfast or Snacks or during festivals.

Usually, they are made by soaking and grinding urad dal. Then they are shaped into donuts and deep-fried. They are served with coconut chutney and sambar.

For anyone that on a vegetarian diet regime, one of the important nutrients to get for the body is protein. And urad dal is the richest source of proteins and vitamin B. Urad dal is also beneficial for women as it contains magnesium, potassium, calcium which is very essential for women’s healthy pulse. Also, it is good for anyone with diabetes and is also good for men’s sexual problems.

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ULLI GARELU OR ONION MEDU VADA OR SPICY VADA

Vada recipe – Garelu, Uddina vade, ulundhu vadai, medu vada are the south indian names to these round disc shaped fritters. These are one of the very popular south indian Foods served for Breakfast or Snacks.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian, south indian
Keyword crispy vada, onion vada, spicy donut, spicy vada, ulli garelu
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Sowji’sKitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Urad dal
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Green chilies Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander leaves Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil for Deep Frying

Instructions 

Preparation

  • Soak the Urad dal for 4 – 5 hrs
  • Chopped finely onion , green chilies , coriander leaves and ginger

Method

  • Grind the soaked dal into smooth batter by adding adding salt, ginger and little cold water.
  • It should not be runny and more thick.
  • Add chopped onions, coriander leaves,chilies, cumin seeds and salt.
  • Mix well
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan in medium flame.
  • Wet your palms and take a lemon size batter.
  • Make hole in the center and slide it into the hot oil.
  • Carefully drop into hot oil.
  • The vada should float on top of oil.
  • Make sure your oil is not too hot. otherwise the vadas would not cook evenly.
  • Fry on both sides till it becomes golden brown in color.
  • Serve medu vada immediately with chutney or sambar.

Notes

  • medu vada batter should be thick.
  • once the batter is grinded, prepare the vada immediately and do not leave it to ferment.
  • 4-5 hours of soaking is enough for urad dal. overnight soaking is not required.

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How to make Ulli Garelu with Step by Step

  1. Soak the Urad dal for 4 – 5 hours .

2. Grind the soaked dal into smooth batter by adding adding salt, ginger and little cold water.

3. It should not be runny and more thick.

4. Add chopped onions, coriander leaves, chilies, cumin seeds and salt.

5. Mix well

6. Heat the oil in a frying pan in medium flame.

7. Wet your palms and take a lemon size batter.

8. Make hole in the center and slide it into the hot oil.

9. Carefully drop into hot oil.

10. The vada should float to top.

11. Make sure your oil is not too hot. otherwise the vadas would not cook evenly.

12. Fry on both sides till it becomes golden brown in colour.

13. Serve Onion vada hot with chutney or sambar.

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