• Manju Shunmugam

Moru Moru Kara Vada

Kara Vada is one of the popular south Indian snack in Nagercoil. A simple yet crispy snack you can have it with tea. This vada is my hubby favourite snack.He used to ask me to make this vada. This lock down gave me the opportunity to prepare the vada and make this evening to cherish the tea time.

Lets start preparing Kara vada .....


  • Raw Rice/ boiled rice - 1 Cup

  • Bengal gram Dal - 1/2 cup

  • Urad Dal - 3/4 Cup

  • Red Chilli - 1 tbsp

  • Ginger - 1 small piece

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh Coriander Leaves 1/2 cup

  • Curry Leaves - Few

  • Onion finely chopped - 1/2 cup

  • Asafoetida- A pinch

  • Oil for Deep Frying


  1. First we need to soak all the dal for 2 hours.Once soaked grind it with dry chill , asafoetida and salt into thick paste.

2. Add chopped onion, ginger , coriander leaves and curry leaves.

3. Keep the oil for deep frying in a high flame.

4. Once the oil is hot pour the batter into the oil in a round shape using a spoon.

5. Flip the vada both side and let it cook.

6. Hot and crispy vada is ready with homemade mayonnaise.

Moru Moru Kara vada is ready