Rice Medu Vada

Medu vada, as most of us know, is made from dhuli urad dal but here we have brought you the recipe of medu vada made with rice flour. The texture of this vada is slightly different but it is crisp on the outside and soft in the centre. Serve it with coconut chutney or even with sambhar.

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Rice Medu Vada

Main ingredients Rice flour, Buttermilk, Asafoetida, Crushed black peppercorns, Green chillies, Ginger, Curry leaves, Chopped fresh coconut, Fresh coriander leaves, Oil
Cuisine South Indian
Course Snack
Prep time 15-20 minutes
Cook time 15-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Moderate
Ohers Vegetarian


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped 
  • 7-8 curry leaves, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Oil for greasing+ for deep frying
  • Coconut chutney for serving


  1. Heat a pan, add buttermilk, asafoetida, crushed black peppercorns, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves and mix well.
  2. Once the mixture comes to a boil, add salt and rice flour and cook till the mixture is thick.
  3. Transfer into a bowl and allow to cool down to room temperature.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. 
  5. Add coconut and coriander leaves to the rice flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Grease your palms with oil, divide the mixture into equal portions and roll into balls. Flatten and make a hole in the centre. 
  7. Slide the prepared vadas into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. 
  8. Arrange the vadas on a serving plate and serve hot with coconut chutney.