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Ulli Vada


Ulli Vada (Onion Fritters)

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 2 to 4 people
  • Spice Level: Low

Authenticity Slice

A good trick is to add a pinch of baking powder to the besan and leave it be for an hour to ensure that the pakodas come out with the best texture.

Trivia Tadka

Ulli Vada is one of the simplest and easiest snacks that can be prepared. It is similar to the Rajasthani pyaj pakoda and is a well-loved tea-time snack across Kerala, both at homes as well as in restaurants.


  • Gram flour (besan) (2 cups)
  • Rice flour (½ cup)
  • Onion, thinly sliced (3 to 4)
  • Ginger (adrak), minced (1 tbsp)
  • Green chillies (hari mirch) (2 to 3)
  • Asafoetida (hing) (a pinch)
  • Curry leaves (kadipatta) (1 to 2)
  • Salt ( to taste)
  • Oil (for deep-frying)


  • Combine all the ingredients (except oil) in a large bowl and mix properly. Add in some water and keep mixing the batter till it comes to an almost-thick consistency.
  • In a kadhai, heat oil for deep-frying.
  • Carefully scoop out small round portions of the batter and deep-fry them.
  • Let each fritter turn golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve the crispy Ulli Vada as a snack along with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

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