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Quick Rava Vada

Note: Recipe updated on 21st Jan 2021

Another quick and easy snack option is Rava Vada. Its made of rava/ semolina/ sooji and curd. No soaking or grinding required and hence is super easy and quick. It is crispy from the outside and soft from inside. It can be a tasty and tempting breakfast or can be an evening snack option. So here is the recipe for you to try and enjoy! Make sure to check out the notes below and other recipes. 

While you are at this don't forget to see other Snacks on the blog. 

Ingredients :
(Makes About 15 vada's )
  • Rava/ Semolina/ Sooji - 1 Cup 
  • Curd/yoghurt- 1/2 cup 
  • Onion - 1/2 cup Chopped 
  • Chillies- 2 finely chopped 
  • Ginger- 1/2 tsp 
  • Coriander leaves- 1/4 cup 
  • Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda- A pinch
  • Salt- to taste 
  • Oil- for deep frying 
  1. Cut the onion, green chillies, Ginger, coriander leaves and keep aside
  2. Take a mixing bowl and add 1 cup of rava or semolina 
  3. Add salt as needed along with cumin seeds and baking soda
  4. Put the chopped onions, ginger, chillies, coriander and mix well 
  5. Add curd or yoghurt little by little and mix well till you get the right consistency 
  6. Make sure the batter isn't too runny or too hard 
  7. Leave the batter aside for 15-20 mins to rest
  8. Mix well again and keep kadai with oil for deep frying 
  9. When the oil is hot , wet you palm with little water and take lemon sized battered make it into flat round shape 
  10. Make a hole in the middle and drop them carefully into the hot oil
  11. Deep fry on medium heat until the Vadas turn nice golden brown colour on both sides
  12. Serve hot with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice 
Do check out the other Rava/Semolina Recipes up on the blog. 

  • Make sure the batter is not runny or too hard 
  • Leaving the batter to rest for 15 mins makes it crispy from outside and soft from inside
  • Instead of curd you can use water but again make sure they aren't too runny or hard for perfect vada
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  1. This was awesome.. such a easy snack.. my kiddo was craving for mendu wada.. so made this... She relished it 😋 Thank you Lynn.. you are a superstar 😘

    1. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Glad you and Kiddo loved them.

  2. It was amazing...and something new..liked it..

    1. Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Glad to know you liked them. Do try out our other quick and easy recipes and follow us on Instagram and Pinterest

  3. Simple ,quick yet yummy recipe.

    Ready within minutes and good to taste.
    Love it

    1. Thank you so much Smiji for trying this out and enjoying it too. Thank you for all the love. Watch out for more simple yummy recipes.


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