Proso Millet Methu Vada

4 from 2 votes

Methu Vadai Aka Urad dal vada is a healthy and regular part of the breakfast among South Indians. In fact it is popular among the people of other countries too. Why don’t we make it even healthier by adding Proso millet and make it a complete part of our breakfast! Serve these hot proso millet methu vada with piping hot sambar / coconut chutney / Mint leaves chutney.
Prep Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 35 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Dinner, Snacks
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp whole white urad dal
  • 1/8 cup + 1 tbsp Proso Millet
  • ½ tsp raw rice
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • A generous pinch of asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp roughly crushed pepper corns
  • 2 green chillies chopped depending upon your taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh coconut
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying


  • Clean and wash Urad dal, rice and proso millet together.
  • Soak for 4 – 5 hours.
  • Strain water completely from the soaked grains, add cumin seeds, salt and grind them without adding water. It should be fluffy and light, then only you will get soft and crispy vadas.
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  • Transfer the vada batter to a mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients except oil.
  • Mix well and check for the spices and salt.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan; shape the vadas from the batter.
  • Fry them in hot oil.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and serve with your favorite accompaniment or as it is!


You can add finely chopped onions to the batter if you wish.

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Rajeswari Annamalai

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