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Pepper Vadai

This Pepper Vadai is prepared at Temples and made as garland (Vadamalai) for Lord Anjaneyar.

Pepper Vadai

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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A snack that is prepared at Temples and made as garland (Vadamalai) for Lord Anjaneyar.


  • Urad dal – 1 cup

  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon

  • Rice flour – 1 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – for deep frying


  • Soak urad dal in water for about 30 minutes. Drain the water completely from the dhal, clean it again with water and put it in a colander.
  • Crush the pepper corns coarsely and keep aside.
  • In a mixie put the soaked dal and grind it coarsely without adding any water.
  • Put the dal dough in a plate. Add rice flour, pepper powder and salt. Knead well.
  • In a kadai pour the oil and heat it.
  • Take a small lemon size of the vada dough and put it on a thick small piece of wet cloth. Pat it by your palm and make it a thin round. Make a hole in the center. Holding the cloth in one hand, gently remove the vadai and put it in the hot oil and fry till it is half cooked.
  • Remove from the oil and keep it aside. Finish all the dough like this.
  • Finally add 4 to 5 half fried vadai again in the oil and fry till it become crisp and golden brown.
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