Ulundu Vadai (Medu Vada) With Sambhar

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Authentic South Indian Ulundu Vadai (Medu Vada) With Sambhar Recipe
4.80 from 6 votes
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Prep Time6 hours
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time7 hours
Served As: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Crunchy, Salty, Tangy
Calories 1659 kcal
Servings 4


  • 1 cup rice soaked overnight
  • 1.5 cup urad dal soaked overnight
  • 2-3 Salt or as per taste

For sambhar

  • 1.5 cup urad dal
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 garlic chopped
  • 1 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 bottle gourd medium, pelled and chopped
  • 5-6 curry leaves

For tempering

  • 3 tsp sambhar masala
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 cups oil for frying


  • First grind rice and urad dal and add salt and keep for fermentation then mix it and deep fry in medium oil till golden brown

For sambhar

  • In a pressure cooker, add urad dal, water, tamarind paste, bottle gourd, salt to taste, onion, tomato, ginger, and cook for 2 whistles.

For tempering

  • Heat oil add all dry spices, curry leaves then pour this in dal and mix properly.
  • Serve sambhar with hot (ulundu vadai) mendu vada with coconut chuttney.

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4.80 from 6 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 1659kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 114g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 32g | Monounsaturated Fat: 71g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 12mg

Rahul Taneja
Rahul Taneja

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  1. I m from uttarpradesh n now adays this is very common south indian street food but don’t know abt the recipe now we gt from you. Superb keep it up brother.. I love to eat this with nariyal chutney n happy to c n learn more interesting recipes from you.5 stars

  2. Awesome. Yummy wow Bhai ye batao choti c umar me ye itna bada rog tumhe kaise lag gaya cooking ka humse to khane k bad plate nahi uthakar rakhi jaki kitchen me. Joking kabhi khila bhi do masterchef ki party baki hai. 5 stars

  3. Loved this Crispy and sinful dish, Made with urad dal based is my favourite, I like to Spruce it up with some coconut chutney while its piping hot, Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, Medu Vada is a South Indian dish which can be served as a main course, side dish, or snack ,Really I m dieheart fan of this dish, superb job done By you. Hats off brother…All the very best5 stars

  4. South Indian dishes Exudes a distinct beauty, culture and Ethnicity. Each dish has its own identity and history that makes it more intersting and mesmerising. Your Lovely dish reminds me of my tour to south india , where we had the same perfect crispy medu vada with superb aromatic sambhar which is perfectly complimented by fresh coconut chuttney..Too good dear, keep it up ,Happy cooking brother.5 stars

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