Spicy Lenthil Donut (Medhu Vadai )

Recipe Categories: Indian, Snack

Medhu Vadai is the Indian version of donut, but spicy. Who doesn’t like a donut with coffee for breakfast in any part of the world.?

Spicy Lenthil Donut (Medhu Vadai)

  • Urad dal – 1 cup
  • Green chilli – 2- 3 nos
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to fry
  • Medium Onion – 1 no
  • Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Crushed Pepper – 2 pinch (optional)
  • Cumin Seeds – 2 pinch (optional)


  • Soak urad dal in water for 5 – 6 hours.
  • Then drain all the water. Grind urad dal with green chillies until the batter becomes fine. If you need water, just sprinkle it. The batter should be more of a thick consistency.
  • Then transfer the grind product in to a big bowl.
  • Add salt,hing,curry leaves. Mix it very well.
  • Optional Step : Add cumin seeds,crushed pepper.
  • Beat the batter for at-least 15 min with hand so it’s nicely aerated. You don’t need to do this if you prepare the batter by using a wet grinder.
  • Add onion and mix it.
  • Before making a vadai ball dip your palm in water, then make a vadai ball by scooping in the palm, put hole in the center using your thumb, drop in to the heated oil.
  • Cook each side 3-5 min until golden color. Make sure that cook in the medium flame.
  • Finally u can get the crispy and tasty snack.
  • U can serve it hot with chutney and sambar along with Idli/Pongal.

There are 2 Comments

  1. Posted by Lalith Reply

    I want to know that no need of adding rice flour for crispyness.

  2. Posted by chitra Reply

    its a tongue licking snack in evening time.traditional snack item too.

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