Crispy Rava Vada Recipe

Learn how to make delicious and crispy Rava Vada, a traditional South Indian snack perfect for any occasion.




Key Points:

  • Crispy and flavorful semolina fritters
  • Easy to make and perfect for snacking
  • Deep fried for a crunchy texture


Number of Servings and Serving Size: Makes approximately 20 vadas, serving size is 2 vadas per person


Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes preparation, 20 minutes cooking


Cuisine Categories: South Indian


List of Equipment:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Slotted spoon


List of Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semolina (rava)
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 inch ginger, finely grated
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for deep frying


Detailed Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine semolina, rice flour, yogurt, ginger, green chilies, coriander leaves, and salt.
  2. Gradually add water and mix to form a thick batter. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan for deep frying.
  4. Wet your palms with water and take a portion of the batter. Shape it into a round vada and make a hole in the center.
  5. Gently slide the vada into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove and drain on a paper towel.


Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 4g


Benefits: Rava Vada is a great source of energy and makes for a tasty snack option.


Serving Tips: Serve hot Rava Vada with coconut chutney or sambar for a delicious combination.


Tips and Tricks: Make sure the batter is thick enough to hold its shape when frying the vadas.


Variations: Add finely chopped onions or grated carrots to the batter for extra flavor and texture.


5 FAQs & Answers:

Can I make Rava Vada ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the batter in advance and fry the vadas when ready to serve.


Can I bake Rava Vada instead of frying?

While deep frying gives the vadas a crispy texture, you can try baking them for a healthier alternative.


Can I use buttermilk instead of yogurt?

Yes, buttermilk can be used as a substitute for yogurt in this recipe.


Can I freeze leftover Rava Vada?

Yes, you can freeze them and reheat in the oven for a crispy texture.


How long can I store Rava Vada?

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days for optimal freshness.



Enjoy making these delicious and crispy Rava Vadas for a traditional South Indian snack that is sure to impress your family and friends.