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Maddur Vada Recipe | Maddur vade | Karnataka Recipes

Madduru Vade is a very popular snack and unique to the state of karnataka. The name comes from the the town Maddur, which is in between the cities Mysore and Bangalore.


  • 2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup coarse rava
  • 4 TBSP maida/all purpose flour
  • 1 big or / 2 medium size onion cut into small pieces /or 3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 to 10 green chillies (finely chopped) or more
  • around 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp hing/asafoetida
  • handful of curry leaves (chopped)
  • ¾ cup water
  • Oil to fry

Makes around 25 Maddur Vade.


  1. Take rice flour, rava, salt, hing, and red chilli powder in a bowl.
  2. Warm the maida on medium heat. Turn off the heat .
  3. Add it to the dry ingredients.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoon of oil and pour it onto the mix with spoon first and then with your hand
  5. Add all other ingredients (EXCEPT WATER) mix thoroughly with hand.

To make Madduru vade:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Divide the mix into 2 parts (since onion has a tendency to leave the water,we are dividing the mix and making dough 2 times)
  3. Mix one part by adding water little by little.(around 5 tbsp of water)
  4. Take a lemon size dough, make it into a small ball, press it onto your palm to make a circle and about ¼ cm thick.
  5. Once the oil is hot enough(check by adding a little dough to the oil, it has to come up immediately) add this prepared vada to it. Make 3 to 4 vade, one by one and add it to the oil.
  6. Deep fry it until both side turns light golden brown color.(usually it takes 8 to 9 minutes).
  7. Remove it from the oil and place it onto a paper towel to drain extra oil.
  8. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough and the mix.
  9. Enjoy the Maddur vade with Coconut Chutney.