Feb 12, 2008

Dosai maavu vadai

Wondering what these vadai's are made of ! Yes, of course they are made with dosai maavu..It is a quick snack which my mother prepares..It can be prepared when you have very little leftover dough after preparing dosas..



Dosai maavu(dough) - 1 cup
Kadalai maavu(besan/gram flour) - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 finely sliced
Red Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Asafoatida powder(Hing) - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


To the dosai dough add the gram flour until you get a good thick consistency to make vadais..You will need to add a little more or less than one cup of gram flour depending upon the water content of the dosai dough..Also add the onions,chilli powder,asafoetida and salt and mix thoroughly..Take oil in a frying pan and pour a little of the dough with a large spoon..
Let it get cooked till the inside..It will take approximately 2 minutes on one side..Now flip it to the other side and let it cook..Once they turn golden brown remove them from the oil and place them on tissues to drain the excess oil..
It serves as a good snack during tea..You can also serve with tomato sauce or a chutney of your choice..


  1. Every time I see these, I want to make them but always forget when I have Idli or dosa batter. Looks yummy D!:)

  2. Hi,

    Now, that's an interesting variation. And so I've included your Vada in the 1001 Vada cookbook at

    /Thanks for the recipe

  3. wow! Adding besan is a great idea.. Granny adds maida..will try this version next time:) u have a great blog dear!

  4. Hi this is very interesting making vadas with leftover dosa dough adding besan.I haven't tried this idea but I sure will after reading this you can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments

  5. wow.. This is superb... I am going to try this for sure...


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