How to Cook Bread Vadai -South Indian Snack

by Sunny c Flemingo

Dumpling, doughnut, fritter or however you call this dish-enjoy as breakfast or snack throughout the day. You do not need vegetables to have a meat free dish


  • 8 Slices bread
  • 5 Tablespoons Rice flour
  • 1 Cup Natural fat free yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Diced Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds / whole peppercorn
  • ΒΌ Diced green chilli
  • 2 Sprig curry leaves
  • Handful cilantro-optional
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanuts-optional
  • Vegetable oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Grab your bread slices. Ideally day old bread. Cut them roughly as small as you can. Include the crust.

    Step 2

    Add yogurt. In absence of this leave one cup milk mixed with 1 tbsp white vinegar for 20 mins to stand before adding to the bread

    Step 3

    Give it a quick mix

    Step 4

    Add onion, ginger, green chilli or dried red chilli, cilantro and curry leaves.

    Step 5

    Add rice flour

    Step 6

    Add baking soda and salt. Mix all these. The batter must be firm and sticky. I am after a batter that can hold its shape. Next I add the toasted ingredients

    Step 7

    Dry roast cumin seeds

    Step 8

    Peanuts are optional. Dry roast them too

    Step 9

    Add to the batter

    Step 10

    Give it a final mix

    Step 11

    Heat vegetable oil in a wok. Now form the vadai as per video

    Step 12

    Drain on absorbent paper

    Step 13

    Serve it hot as it is. You may serve it with coriander chutney, coconut chutney, sambhar (vegetable & lentil stew), or yogurt.

    Step 14

    Enjoy and give this a go. Traditional vadai is made with either urud dhal (black gram) or toor dhal (yellow pigeon peas). This bread vadai is a rather modern version.