I love vaddee and do you know how difficult it is to come by these delicious treats.

In temple the aunties are so stingy when they hand these out… its only 2 per person… it just tickles my tummy and they make them so small.

Now that I can make these beauties the aunties can keep their stash, I am bringing my own stash with me to temple next time.V

Ingredients for the vaddee spices:

  • 1 x tsp jeera
  • 3 x dry chillies.
  • 2 x green chillies.
  • ½ x tsp masala.

Grind all these spices together in a mixer.

Ingredients for the vaddee batter:

  • 1 x cup channa dhal.
  • ½ x cup pea dhal.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 x tbsp. fresh dhania, chopped.
  • ¾ x tsp small jeera.
  • ½ x tsp baking powder.
  • ¾ x tsp salt.
  • 1 x mashed, bruised banana.


  • Soak the two dhal’s together in hot water over night.
  • Drain in a colander, but do not pat dry.


  • Grind the dhal till slightly course and set aside.
  • Add all the ingredients for the vaddee batter and 3 tsp of the vaddee spices.
  • Mix everything together nicely till everything is well combined.

  • Break off a small piece and roll into a ball.
  • Flatten slightly in the palm of your hand.
  • Deep fry in hot oil on a medium heat until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Tell me what you think of this recipe