Street Food - Vadai

July 21, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Vadai

Also Known As:
Vadai, Vada, Wada, Vade, Vadey, Wadai, Vadai Plain, Vadai Prawn, Vadai Masala, Vadai Uddina, Vadai Medhu, Vadai Urad



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $0.50 - $2



Description:
Vadai is a popular fried Indian doughnut, from Tamil Nadu, South India.


The most common type of Vadai (Plain Vadai / Vadai Plain / Uddina Vadai / Vadai Uddina / Medhu Vadai / Vadai Medhu / Urad Vadai / Vadai Urad) is made with ground black gram beans (Vigna Mungo / Urad), oil / clarified butter (Ghee), salt, water and curry leaves.

Some hawkers also add chopped onions, chopped coconut, sliced chili, pepper, garlic, ginger or coriander leaves. This Vadai is shaped like a doughnut, with a hole in the middle.

Another common type of Vadai is Masala Vadai / Vadai Masala. This type of Vadai is made with ground pigeon peas (Toor), ground chickpeas (Channa), rice flour, chopped onions, oil / clarified butter (Ghee), salt, water and curry leaves.

Some hawkers also add fennel seeds, sliced chili, pepper, garlic, ginger or coriander leaves. This Vadai is shaped like a flying saucer.

A Vadai popular in Singapore is Prawn Vadai / Vadai Prawn. This is an Uddina Vadai, topped with 1 prawn, and served with 1 whole green chili. The prawn is eaten whole, with the shell.

Vadai is often eaten for breakfast, as a side dish, or as a snack. Vadai is served with chutneys, yoghurt or Sambar.


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A hot Vadai, crisp outside and fluffy inside, is a great thing!

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Vadai in Singapore.


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Sri Kamala Vilas Restaurant
@ 662 Buffalo Road #01-16
Opening Hours: 7am - 9.30pm Daily



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Komala's Restaurants
@ 9 Upper Dickson Road
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 332 Serangoon Road
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm Daily

@ Jurong Point Jurong West Central 2 #B1-42
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm Daily

@ The Tropica Tampines Avenue 1 #01-03
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 711 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #01-3501
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm Daily

@ North Point 930 Yishun Avenue 2 #B2-310
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm Daily

@ White Sands 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3 #04-09
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.30pm Daily



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Heaven's Indian Curry
@ 20 Ghim Moh Road #01-15
Opening Hours: 6am - 2pm Daily



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