Minapa Vadiyalu

This will be the last post as part of week 1 of the BM #17. The past two posts and this one have taken me down the memory lane reminding me of some very sweet moments of my childhood. Though the weather played a spoil sport, I enjoyed blogging under the theme.

I remember that amma used to fry these minapa vadiyalu every weekend along with Saggubiyyam Vadiyalu and Pelala Vadiyalu to go with Besibelebath. It has been quite some time since I have eaten that combo. 

Please bear with the picture which shows that the vaidyams are still 'work in progress'. Be sure to check back in a week or so for the updated pictures.

Minapa Vadiyalu

Ingredients - 

Urad Dal 1/2 cup
Salt as needed
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp (or as needed)
Asafoetida a pinch

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak Urad dal for 4-5 hrs. Drain and grind to a smooth batter using as little batter as needed.

Add in salt, red chili powder and asafoetida and whip the batter. Add a few spoons of water if the batter is too thick. 

Arrange a plastic sheet in a  sunny area and drop the prepared batter by a small spoon making a near circular shape.

Let them dry for 2-3 days and make sure both the sides are thoroughly dry before they are stored in an air tight container.

For serving just deep fry in oil until they are golden brown and enjoy with food of your choice.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 17. 

Preparation Time 15 min + Drying time 48+ hrs
Makes about 30 
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, June 5, 2012


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. That's a lovely one Harini, will check out later for the fried ones..:)..I enjoyed your posts..and brought back many memories for me too..we don't do this exercise anymore and I feel bad that my kids are missing out this exp!

  3. so many varieties for the sun dried version..which is dying out fast as we get lot of varieties of food item these days...but each one has a memory attached...so will defnitely like to introduce this to my little one

  4. one week of summer holidays goes especially for making vadams in the mottai maadi/terrace. We will help amma and also ourselves with the half-dried sago vadam, oh my what a taste!!!! Me too miss those wonderful days!!!! Urad dal crisp looks yum!!!!!

  5. Akila Says:
  6. Very yummy

    Event: Dish name starts with M

  7. Padmajha Says:
  8. Nice one Harini. Bookmarked. Enjoyed all your posts in this series :)

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. Thats really and interesting crisps, lovely post definitely.Loved all ur sun dried products.

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. Harini supeb my favorite vadiyalu chinta chiguru pappu and minapa vadiyalu perfect combination for me...

  13. Unknown Says:
  14. Very innovative healthy and crunchy chipes..

  15. Indian Khana Says:
  16. This is new for me and looks so gud

  17. veena Says:
  18. Superb vadaam.

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