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Thavil Vadai / Thaval Vadai

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Thavil Vadai or Thavala Vada is a South Indian Traditional lentils and rice based fritters made as evening snacks for guests or rather a holiday special tea time snack. Since it is made without onions we make it even on festive days. Hot Thavala Vadais with crispy crust and spongy pores inside gives mesmerizing taste with the flavours of ginger, green chillies and curry leaves....
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsSnacks
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 5


  • Puzhungal arisi / Par boiled rice 2 cups
  • Thur dal 1 cup and Chana dal / kadalai Paruppu 1/2 cups
  • Urad dal 1/2 cupand Moongh dal 1/4 cup
  • Curd 2 tb spoons
  • Red chillies 5
  • Finely chopped ginger 2 tea spoons
  • Finely chopped green chillies 1 tea spoon
  • Finely chopped curry leaves and coconut pieces 2 tea spoons each
  • Asafoetida / Hing powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Wash the rice well and soak them in water with red chillies. Mix all other dals together , wash and soak them in water.
  • After three hours grind the rice and red chillies together to idli batter consistency in a mixie adding required water. It should not be very fine paste. Transfer the batter to a bowl.
  • Now drain the water from the soaked the dal out and grind them to fine thick batter. Add them to the rice batter. Add salt, chopped items, curd and mix well.
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  • The Vada batter should be thicker than idli batter. It should be like the medhu vada batter consistency. Heat oil in a pan. Wait till the oil gets heated.
  • Take rough balls from the batter with hands and drop them to the oil. Wait for 2 minutes and flip them off. Wait till the vada become dark golden brown on all sides. Serve hot with any chutney

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Subhashni Venkatesh
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