Maddur Vada Recipe is a very popular savory fritter originated from a town called Maddur in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is made usually from semolina, rice flour and whole wheat flour and is flavored and spiced with some curry leaves, onions and green chilies. The dough is the pat on the hand and deep fried.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Curry leaves , chopped
  • 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • Salt , to taste 
  • Cooking oil , to deep fry


  1. We begin making the Maddur Vada Recipe by heating a kadai with oil to deep fry the vadas. Make sure you keep the flame in medium or low and not let the oil to be too hot.

  2. In the meant time mix all the ingredients for the vada dough by adding little water and oil. Mix and get a chapatti dough consistent. Rest it for about 10 minutes if required or you can fry it immidieately.

  3. Now to make the vada, add little oil on to your palm and take a small ball of the dough and pat it flat. You can keep it little thick and not pat it too thin.

  4. Carefully drop it into the hot flame and fry on both the sides for about 1 minute. Remove the vada and drain it over a kitchen napkin and serve. 

  5. Serve the Maddur Vada Recipe as a Tea Time Snack along with chutney.