Well, I am not going to go into the details of how Maddur Vada (Vade) got its name and that its actually a place near Mysore :)..... I googled for Maddur Vada and found that there are a whole lot of blogs and websites giving the recipe and the background information! So, I'll directly head to my version of the recipe. I'd like to tell you all that I actually intended to make Nippattu.... But when I was midway through mixing the ingredients, I changed my mind and decided to make Maddur vade. So, you might see a few pieces of peanuts on my Maddur Vade ( We usually dont add peanuts to Maddur Vade)... I hope you understand :D
1 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup Maida/All purpose flour
1/2 cup Fine Rava/semolina
1 Onion, medium sized- finely chopped
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Jeera
2 tsp Hot oil
1-2 strands Curry leaves, chopped
A generous pinch of hing
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl to form a dough; Add water little by little while mixing ( Lesser the water you add, crispier the vadas)....
- Pull out lemon sized balls from the dough and make round patties with the help of your hands.
- Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the patties until they turn golden brown in color.
- Remove from oil and drain on paper towel; Serve hot with green/coconut chutney and enjoi!