Perugu vada/Avada /Dahi wada is a famous recipe in almost indian homes,it is a very tasty recipe made with fresh curds and urad daal,remains for 2 days when kept in fridge..


For vada-

Urad daal 1 cup
(without skin)
Oil for deep frying

For dahi/ perugu-

Fresh curds 3 cups
Haldhi 1/2 tsp

For seasoning:

Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Red chillies 2 nos.slits
Green chillies 2 nos.slits
Curry leaves
Ginger pieces 1tsp
Cilantro chopped


  • Soak urad daal for 6 hours..
  • Just before doing vadas ,beat the fresh curds with a spoon add salt and keep it aside.. 
  • Now place a pan on the stove and add oil  2 tbsp for seasoning. 
  • After it is heated add mustard seeds and jeera,redchilli slits.And after they stop sizzling add green chilli slits,small ginger slits, and curry leaves and switch off after it is done. 
  • Then add the  prepared seasoning along with haldhi and salt to the curds ,mix well and keep it aside covered..

  • Meanwhile, wash  soaked urad daal well ,drain and grind into a coarse paste using very less water..add salt ,mix well and keep it aside..
  • Side by side heat oil in a pan for deep make vadas with a wet hand and fry vadas in the oil,by dropping slowly in to the oil one by one.. 
  • At a time 3 to 4 vadas can be fried..after they attain gold colour (by medium frying)take them off and place in a bowl of  cold water..after 3 to 4 minutes  remove from water and place them   in the curds..  
  • Likewise repeat the proceedure of dropping vadas in oil,frying, then placing in cold water,and again dropping in curds..Garnish with chopped cilantro if interested..
  • The recipe is very tasty if the curds are fresh and done in a proper way..

  • Urad daal can be used as with skin or without skin..With skin dal is a bit tough in washing the dal,but the taste will be superb..


  1. Wowww.. what a classic recipe.. super ga vunnayi avadalu.. looks so so so tempting kanthi garu.. thanks for sharing !!

  2. Droolworthy perugu vadas, very tempting..

  3. Wow..that sounds n looks so great..want to have some now :)

    US Masala

  4. What alovely dish, never tried this version looks really interesting and tasty.

  5. Hi,

    The vadas llok yumm..:)



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