Ulli Vada


4 onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp baking powder
salt to taste
oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, add the sliced onions and salt and mix well with your hand. Keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Then add curry leaves, green chilli, chilli powder and baking powder to this and mix well.
  3. Add plain flour little by little and mix well with your hand. ( No need to add any additional water, the moisture in the onions will helps for making the batter).
  4. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Make small balls out of this mixture and carefully drop in the  hot oil.
  5. Fry them in batches until it turns golden colour on medium flame.
  6. Remove from the oil and drain them on a paper towel….Serve with tea or coffee….

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