Instant Sooji Vada

Vada is a deep fried savory snack which is very popular all over India, specially South India. Typically vada is made by soaking lentils, ground to paste and deep fried in oil till crisp. Traditionally  vada's  are made of  soaking lentils for about 6-8 hours. Today I will be preparing Instant vada's which can be made in just 30 minutes. 

Instant Vada is made of sooji and curd as main ingredients. This recipe goes to Week 1 Day 1 of Blogging Marathon 107 under the theme " Instant dishes".


Sooji / Semolina  1 cup
Curd 3/4 cup
Chopped green chili  1 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Chopped onion 1/4 cup
Chopped / Crushed ginger 1/2 spoon
Chopped curry leaves 6-8
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Eno fruit salt 1/2 tsp
Oil for deep frying


In a mixing bowl add sooji and curd. 
Mix well, add little water to make a thick batter.
Add chopped cilantro, ginger, green chili and salt to taste.
Also add cumin seeds, chopped onion and set aside for 5 minutes.
The mixture should not be too water or too thick, make sure it is perfect to  make vada.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Add eno fruit salt just before preparing vada / once oil is hot.
Grease your hands or make them wet with water, take a small amount / ball sized dough. 
Flatten the dough a bit and make a hole in the center.
Slowly drop the vada once by one in oil and fry on both sides on medium heat.
Fry the vadas till nice and crisp.
Remove and place them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve hot with coconut chutney or peanut chutney.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 107.


Amara’s cooking said...

These sooji Vadas look nice and crispy Sushma. Instant batter comes handy in emergencies.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

This Looks sooo good! sudden fix for unexpected guests! I like lot of crunch and I am sure this will satisfy my taste buds!

Srivalli said...

Wow I love these vadas and I am sure they must have tasted out of the world. Great to make when you need to make something that very moment!

Harini R said...

Wow! What an amazing idea. Love this quick fix vada to entertain friends on the fly.

Pavani said...

What a cool idea to make quick vadas. Sooji vada look crispy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Chef Mireille said...

love the idea of these instant vada. IF they are this quick and easy, I would definitely be making more vadas :)