How to make Rawa Medu Vada -

Yes, you can made medu vada without urad dal – try this recipe, it is so much quicker to make and just as tasty

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Semolina (rawa), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Rawa Medu Vada

Rawa Medu Vada Recipe Card


India’s peninsular region comprises of four states that can all together boast of around a dozen different cuisines. This is more than any other part of Asia.
There is something unique about the South Indian food that evokes extreme devotion from all who take pride in its food culture. 
South Indian cuisine has its own niche. If you are in Andhra Pradesh you will relish a coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayalseema cuisine in addition to Mughlai in Nizami style. Karnataka? It will give you north Karnataka, Saraswat, Coorgi and Mangalorean cuisines. Take a trip to Tamil Nadu to relish its Chettinad cuisine, Madurai and Coimbatore styles of cooking. Kerala, God’s own country, has the Moplah, the Syrian Christian and the Palakkad Iyer food to boast of.
South Indian food is based on a calculated and scientific culture that has been passed down from one generation to another. There is a basic understanding of what to eat in the winters and summers, what not to when one is ill, what to eat to avoid being ill and what to eat when one has a fever. There are no owners for these rules but these safely guarded secrets and recipes are an integral part of traditional South Indian home cooking.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Rawa Medu Vada Recipe

  • Semolina (rawa) 1 1/2 cups

  • Yogurt 3/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves chopped 12-14

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Fresh coconut chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Oil for greasi to deep fry

  • Green coconut chutney to serve


Step 1

Take semolina in a large bowl, add yogurt, salt, cumin seeds, green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, crushed black peppercorns and coconut and mix well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Grease your palms with oil, take a portion of the mixture in your palm and shape it into a ball. Flatten it slightly and make a hole in the center.

Step 3

Gently slide in medu vadas into hot oil, a few at a time and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot with coconut chutney.

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