Oven Baked Maddur Vada

‘Maddur Vada’ always reminds me of our drive to Mysore from Bangalore every month to visit my parents! There are a ton of restaurants and eat outs on the highway, and one of my favorites was the famous ‘Maddur Vada’ in a place called Maddur 🙂

This mouthwatering snack is crispy from the outside and soft on the inside. This dish is typically deep fried but to make it a little healthy I prefer to bake them 🙂

The texture is a bit different, but the taste isn’t compromised 🙂 In fact, since it’s baked you can store it for couple of days as well 🙂

So here is my recipe for Oven Baked Maddur Vada 🙂



Video linkOven Baked Maddur Vada

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Dough resting time: 15 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes

Yields: Around 20 pieces (depends on the size too)


All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup

Rice Flour – 1/2 cup

Sooji / Rava – 1/2 cup

Roasted peanuts coarse powder – 1/2 cup

Onions – 1 – chopped finely

Green chillies – 3 to 4

Ginger – 1/2 inch

Curry leaves – few – chopped finely

Baking soda – a pinch

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Hot oil – 1 tbsp

water – about 1/2 cup



In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned in the above list except water.

Mix well.

Add small quantities of water at intervals and make a soft, pliable dough.

Cover the dough and allow it to rest for about 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper/baking sheet.

Take a small portion of the dough and roll into small rounds of medium thin roti shaped vadas. You can do this using a roti pressing tool as well. (Check the video for details)

Bake until golden brown. This took me about 30 minutes of baking time. Bake longer if you prefer a crispy vada.

Once done, allow the maddur vadas to cool.

Serve as a snack with a hot cup of coffee or chai 🙂


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