Maddur Vada, a Coffee-Time Snack Recipe

Updated on January 2, 2020
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I worked as a banker for 17 years, and now I work as a freelance writer. I love staying fit and cooking tasty and healthy meals.

Maddur Vada is great snack for camping and picnicking. It remains fresh for two days in normal temperature.
Maddur Vada is great snack for camping and picnicking. It remains fresh for two days in normal temperature.

What Is Maddur Vada?

'Maddur' is a place in the Karnataka state of India. 'Vada' means any deep-fried, spicy snack in the Kannada. It has been a popular tea-time snack in Maddur for hundreds of years.

Even now, you get the best quality vada here. Most of the restaurants in Maddur serve vadas as a menu item. Hence, this fried snack is popularly called as 'Maddur Vada'.

Maddur Vada is simple to cook, and this tasty snack absorbs less oil.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 8-10 vadas


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour/plain flour
  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 3/4 cup fine semolina
  • 2 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 strands curry leaf, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander/cilantro, optional, finely chopped
  • 1 big onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt, as per taste
  • 1 tsp+2 tsp, butter+oil, for the dough
  • 2 tbsp peanuts, roasted, crushed into pieces
  • oil for deep frying

Maddur Vada

Maddur Vada does not absorb a lot of oil while frying, and it tastes good even when it is not hot.
Maddur Vada does not absorb a lot of oil while frying, and it tastes good even when it is not hot.


  1. Take all the ingredients (except for the deep-frying oil) in a mixing bowl. Make smooth and firm dough out of it. Add only small quantity of water while kneading the dough because onion has the tendency to leave some water. Rest the dough covered for 10 minutes.
  2. Pinch out a lemon size dough. Shape it like a tennis ball. Apply some oil on a plastic sheet/butter paper/silver paper. Keep the dough ball in the center. Apply few drops of oil on your fingers. Press the ball with your fingers, extending the edges to form a thick, round shape. The diameter of the shape should be about 3 - 4 inches.
  3. Heat oil for deep-frying. Drop the pressed round dough into the hot oil. Fry both sides until it turns light brown. Remove on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the procedure for the entire dough. You can fry it two at a time.
  4. Enjoy eating Maddur vada after 10 minutes. It tastes good even when it is not hot. Eat it while sipping a cup of hot coffee for the best taste and pleasure!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 110
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Carbohydrates 15 g5%
Protein 2 g4%
Sodium 60 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
5 stars for Maddur Vada Recipe


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