Saturday, February 18, 2006

= = ) Milagu Vada ( = =

1. Urad dal 1 cup
2. Rice 1 tsp.
3. Cumin seeds 1 ½ tsp
4. Pepper 1 tsp
5. Salt to taste
6. Oil for frying
7. Curry leaves one string
8. Hing 2 pinches.
9. Ghee 1 tsp
The above measure will give you 25 Vadas.
1. Wash and soak dal and rice for 5 mins. Then drain water completely.
2. Keep the drained dal and rice, as it is, aside for 30 minutes.
3. Grind dal and rice adding salt ,cumin seeds, pepper and hing without adding any water. (Coarse consistency).
4. Can sprinkle water while grinding. But batter should be very thick.
5. Add one tsp Ghee and mix it well.

Vada preparation::

1. Take any flat bottom utensil. ( Coffee Dabara )
2. On top of the flat portion put washed wet cloth (kerchief).
3. Take one small size of (lemon) batter and keep it on the cloth and flatten it with fingers like thattai and make a hole on the centre.
4. And gently take out and gently slip into the hot oil.
5. Take out the vadas when they are half fried. Keep these has fried vadas aside.
6. Take 5 to 6 vadas at each time and deep fry in oil till crisp. (golden brown colour)
7. Crispy Milagu vadas are ready.
These vadas can last for even one week if stored in an air tight container.

This Vada shall not only please Lord Anjaneya. It will also please the family members and friends.

1. Should not the soak dal for more time.
2. Batter should be coarse.
3. For crispness, add ghee or add hot oil 1 table spoon, to the batter.
4. For even fry, fry 2 times.


Krithika said...

Oh, MT.. I have been looking for this recipe. Absolutely love it. This is used for Anjaneya's vada-malai , isn't ?

Menu Today said...

Hi Kirthika,
Yes, This is the procedure for Anjaneyar vadai. Please do let me know when you make this. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try this weekend.

sowmya said...

Hi Menu Today :
I tried exactly the same recipe
but i had trouble in taking the vada from the ziploc and to slip it in to the hot oil without loosing the shape.
Can you pls provide the tips on this problem.
your vadas look really good..
- Thanks

Menu Today said...

Hi Sowmya,
Please try this wada on cloth. If you are not comfortable, put one small cloth on the platform and flatten the batter with your finger, the cloth will absorb the extra moisture.(Like Thattai)
First fry half way, cool it, press with your palm and fry again in oil.This helps to remove the uneven shape of wada. Please try this way.Thanks

Kalps said...


Fantastic! Perfect receipe! I made millagu vadai for Anjaneyar, it came out very well. Thank you so much.

rtoram said...

The milagu vada came out very well. Actually it was as good as we get at the temple. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe.

Anonymous said...

This recipe is awesome. Thank you. I made this Anjaneya vadai today, it has come out very well. I used a paper towel to flatten the vadai. I cant wait to taste it after its offered to Lord Anjaneya. Jai Hanuman!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your recipe. I have been trying to make a vadamalai wherein the vadas were crisp but to no avail. Thankfully I found your blog and the recipe and the vadas came out as crisp as you promised. Thank you once again.

saveetha said...


sterday was planning to do vadamalai for anjaneyar with medhu vadai. my mom gave a rough idea for the actual vadai. to be perfect,i googled for the recipe and found yours. it was just perfect. i made the vadamalai for god and was fully satisfied. Thanks a lot dear friend. Keep up ur grt work.


gitanjali said...

i am going to make this vada for anjaneyar tomrrow.i thought we have to soak the dal it k to soak it for 5 minutes and drain and keep for 30 minutes??
let me try....

Anonymous said...

Hi ,
I tried the recipe , it was awesome .
Thank you