How to make Jolada Vadi -

Traditional snack of Karnataka, these puris are made with sorghum or jowar flour with some flavourful masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sorghum (jowar) flour, Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Jolada Vadi

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Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jolada Vadi Recipe

  • Sorghum (jowar) flour 1/2 cup

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon

  • Garlic 4 cloves

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Green chillies , broken 2

  • Whole wheat flour 1/2 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) flour 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • White sesame seeds 1/2 tablespoon

  • Oil to grease to deep fry


Step 1

Put coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, curry leaves and green chillies in a blender jar and grind coarsely.

Step 2

Transfer the ground paste into a bowl, add sorghum flour, whole wheat flour, gram flour, black gram flour, red chilli powder, carom seeds, turmeric powder, salt and sesame seeds and mix well.

Step 3

Add ¾ cup hot water and knead into a soft dough. Cover with a moist muslin cloth and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Divide the dough into equal portions and roll into balls. Drizzle some oil over each ball, flatten and roll into thick disks.

Step 5

Slide the disks in hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and puffed. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot.

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