In Karnataka, there is a small town by name "Madhur" between Bangalore and Mysore. This is the place where these vadas are very famous and you will see them being sold in all restaurants, railway stations and bus stops. If you are travelling via Madhur, you cannot resist the smell, crispiness, taste and the size of this vada. So, it has got its name too as Madhur Vada.
I make these very often, as everybody loves this and is also very easy to make if you have all the ingredients.
I would also like to post this as my savoury for the Event for the month hosted by Srilekha.
This is the recipe..Ingredients: ಅಕ್ಕಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು / Rice Flour - 1 cup ಮೈದಾ ಹಿಟ್ಟು / Maida Flour - 1/2 cup ಚಿರೋಟಿ ರವೆ / Fine sooji - 1/2 cup ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ / Onions - 2 ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು / Coriander Leaves - 1 cup ಕರಿಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪು /Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup ಎಳ್ಳು / Till - 2 Tb spoons(Optional) ಜೀರಿಗೆ /Jeera / Cumin - 2 Tb spoons ಎಣ್ಣೆ / Oil ಉಪ್ಪು/ Salt Method:
- Mix all the above ingredients except oil.
- Heat half cup oil, then add the hot oil to the above mixture and mix well.
- Add water accordingly till you get the consistency of a chapati dough.
- Cover it and leave it for 1 hour.
- Take a lemon sized dough and press it with hand (or on cover) to the required size and deep fry them till brown.
- Drain it on paper towel.
- Serve it with coconut chutney or just like that.
PS: You can also add grated ginger too. It can be kept for 2-3 days.