Sunday, 18 June 2017


Maddur vade is a savory fritter type snack from South India.  This snack derived its name from the town of Maddur which is in Mandya district of Karnataka.  Maddur lies between the cities of Bangalore and Mysore. This vada is sold on trains that traverse these two cities. 

It is made out of rice flour, semolina and maida flour which are mixed with sliced onion, curry leaves, grated coconut and asafoetida. The onion and curry leaves are fried in a little amount of oil and then mixed with water to make a soft dough.

A small amount of dough is taken and made into a patty and then deep fried in oil until it turns golden brown to make the vada.

I happened to taste this vada when I went to Mysore from Bangalore in train. The vada tasted awesome and can pair with coconut chutney or sambhar.

If someone visits you unexpectedly, this recipe is handy for you to serve it along with coffee/tea.

Let us look at the recipe now:

The vada is soft inside and  crispy outside.

1/2 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup semolina
1 cup maida
3 green chilli
1/4 tsp ginger chopped
1 tsp ghee
1 onion chopped
1 bunch coriander leaves
generous pinch of asafoetida
2 tbsp coconut bits
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 sprigs of curry leaves
Salt to taste
oil to fry


Step 1

In a bowl,  put the maida, rice flour, semolina, ghee or hot oil, crumble it.
Then add the chopped green chilli,  ginger, curry leaves,coriander, asafoetida,salt, coconut bits, cumin seeds  and the onion.

Step 2
Add water little by little to make a stiff dough.

Step 3

Pinch out some dough and flatten the same on a plastic sheet or banana leaf. 

 Heat oil and fry the same till golden brown.  

Maddur vada is ready to serve.

How to serve

serve hot with chutney