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Quick Onion Vadas | Kids Snacks Ideas | How to make Onion Vada

Planning for a kid’s party ? Dhokla,
Idli, even Mini Pizza seems to be boring for kids these days for their #birthday, which is why
these Quick Onion Vadas are not only relished by kids, but also adults alike.
Really quick to make, all you need are few ingredients, and you will have your
lil guests eating this #snack to their hearts content 🙂 You could go the longer way by
soaking Urad Dal and making these, but for my kid’s party this year, I used
readymade Idli Atta – and that makes it even softer and foolproof. 

Toss in a few veggies (or just onions)
of your choice, and you have a winner on hand. Sending these piping hot vadas
to BM # 29 Week 4 under Kids Delight Theme – Finger Foods, an event that am
hosting here at Sizzling Tastebuds. Team these with Green chutney or just plain
sauce, and you are set. so lets get cracking then ! Also sending to
Nupur’s Whats with my
Cuppa 2
, Soumya’s CWS – Urad Dal,,
event by Priya, and to Monsoon


Prep time: 15 mins | Frying
: 10 mins | Serves : 4

Serving Suggestions: Mint Chutney or Tomato Ketchup


1) If not using readymade Idli batter,
soak 1 cup of Urad dal with 1 tsp of rice abnd ½ tsp of Methi for 6-8 hours,
soak grind and ferment to Idli batter consistency and then use. In that case,
add roasted sooji instead of Rice flour while making the Vadas

2) Make sure the Idli batter has not turned sour (that is, use as fresh a batter as possible)


  • Idli Batter – 2 cups
  • Finely Minced Onion – 1/2 cup
  • Minced Green chillies – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Minced Ginger – 1/2 tsp
  • Rice flour / Roasted Suji (semolina) –
    2 TBSP ((this is to bring in crispiness 
  • Salt – to taste (remember, Idli batter
    also has some salt)
  • Fennel / Saunf seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed black pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – to deep fry (about 1/2 cup)


1) Dry roast semolina if using for 1-2
mins and keep aside

2) Mix all the ingredients except oil
and rest for 10 mins

3) Heat oil to medium heat, not smoking. Test
for right temperature by dropping in a pinch of the batter – it should rise to
the top and turn golden brown

4) Spoon out small portions of the batter
into the oil, and fry them in batches on low-medium heat till they turn golden

5) Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.




  1. Priya Suresh

    Super crispy quick vadas, would love to have a plate rite now.

  2. ah with idli batter this surely sounds wonderful!

  3. saraniskitchen

    super yummy and crispy vadas…

  4. vaishali sabnani

    Oh that is a wonderful idea.the onion crunch should be yum…will try these the time I get idli batter.

  5. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Super crispy and all those ingredients are ready available @ any south indian home!!!!

  6. Aruna Manikandan

    crispy and delicious snack 🙂

  7. virunthu unna vaanga

    love it… Sorry for not visiting ur space for past few days, But hereafter i won't miss here…

  8. hi sis:)sorry for not informing about the break and now am back:)nice idea and see my space for my new recipes

  9. cookingwithsapana

    Lovely and crunchy vadas !

  10. can keep munching these beauties!!! so crispy and so perfect with coffee or tea!!!
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    Event – FR – Eggless Baking – Sweet/Savory

  11. Lifewithspices

    wow.. tats a sooperr munch..

  12. Superb presentation! Love these crispy cuties!

  13. Chef Mireille

    perfect munchable bites

  14. Oh perfect onces my kids will love these will try soon.

  15. Oh yumm.. Love the addition of spices, makes these vadas extra special..

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