March 20, 2023

Buttermilk Vada Recipe

Buttermilk Vada is an ideal and different style of deep-fried snack recipe made with semolina, beaten rice, fresh herbs and sour buttermilk. Vada is a kind of recipe that are very common across south India and are mainly made for morning breakfast or for any particular occasions. Lets go through the recipe.


  • 1 cup poha / aval / flattened ricethick
  • ½ cup rava / semolina / sujicoarse
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 chillifinely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp sesame
  • few curry leavesfinely chopped
  • 2 tbsp corianderfinely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconutgrated
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • oilfor frying

How to Prepare Buttermilk Vada

  • at first, in a large bowl place a sieve and rinse 1 cup poha.
  • transfer the rinsed poha to a large bowl and add ½ cup rava.
  • also, add ½ tsp salt, 1 cup buttermilk and mix well.
  • rest for 20 minutes or until the poha and rava absorbs buttermilk.
  • after 20 minutes, the poha and rava have softened well.
  • now add 1 chilli, 1 tsp ginger paste, ½ tsp chilli flakes, 1 tbsp sesame, few curry leaves, 2 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp coconut and 1 tsp cumin.
  • squeeze and mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • further, add ¼ cup rice flour and mix forming a soft dough.
  • grease hands with oil and pinch a ball sized dough.
  • flatten slightly and make a hole in the centre.
  • deep fry in hot oil, keeping the flame on medium.
  • stir occasionally, and fry on medium flame until the vada turns golden and crisp.
  • drain off the vada on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  • finally, you can have buttermilk vada with chutney or tomato sauce.

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