Rava Vadalu | Bangalore Style Rava Vada

Street Food | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 5 Mins
  • Cook Time 15 Mins
  • Resting Time 30 Mins
  • Servings 5


  • 1 Cup Sliced Onion
  • 1 tbsp Green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 3 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp Curry Leaves (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Zeera
  • 1 tbsp Heat Oil/Ghee
  • 1/4-1/3 Cup Sour Curd
  • Oil (for frying)


  1. Mix all ingredients except curds and Rava into the onion slices. Squeeze the mixture well so that the onion slices leave moisture out.
  2. Now add Rava into the mixture and mix it well.
  3. Pour in a table spoon of hot oil or ghee. This will help in making the Vadas light and fluffy.
  4. Now add the sour curd sufficient enough to form a firm dough. Rest the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes take a small portion of the Rava mixture on to a butter paper, or a plantain leaf, and pat into flat round disc.
  6. Lower the disc into hot oil. Do not shake or move the Vada in the oil for one minute. Turn the stove to medium flame. After a minute, turn the Vada around. And fry till brown.
  7. As the Vada starts to change colour, raise the flame to high and fry till crisp and brown.
  8. The Rava Vada is very tasty when eaten hot.