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Maddur Vada – Philips Air Fryer Recipe

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Maddur Vada

Maddur Vada is a traditional snack preparation typically larger in size than a normal vada, it’s flat, crispy (to the point of breaking and soft inside) and does not have a hole in the center. This vada is unique to the state of Karnataka, especially available in the town of Maddur,Mandva district from where this vada derives its name.


This has a very different taste from the other vadas and is an instant vada that can be made in just 10 minutes to treat your palate and delight your family and friends. All the foods that you are really looking for may actually not be healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack ideas, but here’s one awesome breakfast and tea-time snack that is fried in the Philips Air Fryer so that it is nutritious, retains its nutrient values and is delicious to eat too.


Philips Air Fryer uses a modern technology to fry various snacks without using tons of oil for deep frying yet keeps the snack crispy, holds an amazing texture and soft inside. By using this technology, you don’t have to banish fried foods from a healthy diet.


These are fantastic guilt-free snacks, light and stomach filling to eat. Maddur vada is a type of onion vadai but unique in taste. This vada is made of all-purpose flour, rice flour and semolina which are mixed together with a spoon of ghee and added with some finely chopped onions, spiced with green chillies, flavoured with ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and hing.


All ingredients are mixed well to make stiff dough. A small amount of dough is taken, made into shape of patty and fried in the air fryer until golden in colour. Maddur vade is widely sold on Mysore Bangalore train and bus routes. This vada is extremely flavourful, has a nice crispiness on the outer side and softness when you take a bite.


Hot vadas are truly enticing and when eaten, one would ask for more. They are perfect and stomach filling to be eaten at breakfast or snack time. It taste well with coconut chutney or any pickle of your choice.


Recipe of Maddur Vada – Philips Air Fryer recipe:



Rice flour                              -       1 cup

maida                                    -       1 cup

semolina                              -       ½ cup

ghee                                      -       2 tbsp

green chillies chopped      -       2 tsp

coriander chop                   -       ½ bunch

curry leaves                         -       2 sprigs

chilli flakes                          -       ¼ tsp

coconut finely chopped     -       30 gm

ginger chopped                   -       ½ tsp

onion chopped                    -       1 no


  1. Preheat the air fryer at 160 degree C for 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Take a bowl and add rice flour, maid, semolina, ghee and crumb it.
  3. In the same bowl, add chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, chilli flakes, fresh coconut, ginger, onions and mix all the ingredients.
  4. Adding little by little water, mix to make stiff dough.
  5. Make this into small balls and shape as Maddur Wada.
  6. Air fry at 160 degree C for 7 to 8 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with coconut chutney or any pickle.


There are a variety of vadas that can made in different variations. Every vada has a unique and distinct taste, is very delectable and filling. Some of the popular types of Vadas from southern India are Masala vada, Medu vada, Ragi vada, Sabudana vada etc.


Do try preparing in different techniques to make them more healthy and nutritious to eat. Maddur vada is an exceptional snack, very appetizing and yummy. Do try it once and for sure you will keep making it many more times. Watch and enjoy the making of Maddur vada. You could always reach me at my website for more amazing nutritious and enticing snack recipes at:

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