BM #90 Week 2 Day 2 - 

We are all fond of masala vada dunked in sambar, right? Imagine you have a craving to eat masala vada on a rainy day, but there is no readymade batter available on hand. Then this instant version is a life saver.

These vadas turn out crispy and are very addictive. I am always skeptical about using bread in a deep fried dish and have an inherent fear that the dish would absorb excess oil. But in this case I didn't observe anything of that kind. 

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Bread Slices 4-6
Semolina/Sooji 1/4 cup
Rice flour-1/2 cup
Medium Onion 1
Ginger-1 inch piece
Green Chilies, finely chopped 1 tsp (or as needed)
Coriander Leaves,chopped 2 tbsp
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp (or as needed)
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curd 1/2 cup 
Oil For Deep Frying & greasing

Method Of Preparation -

Roughly tear up the bread slices and pulse to make a coarse powder.

In a mixing bowl, add the powdered bread, sooji, rice flour, onion, ginger, green chilies, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, chili powder and salt.

Mix well and knead into a stiff dough slowly adding curd as much as needed.

Pinch lime sized portions and shape them like a donut/vada and gently slide in a pan of hot oil.

Let them fry until they are golden brown all over.

Remove them onto paper towels to drain excess oil and continue with the rest of the dough.

Serve hot as is or with any chutney.


Preparation Time 


  1. shweta Says:
  2. Indeed they look crispy and less oily !! Loved ur way of presentation !!

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. I read about these recently and thought these sound fantastic..your vadas have turned out great Harini.

  5. Sowmya :) Says:
  6. Those vadas look so crisp and tasty! And it is such a twist to make it with bread slices. Bookmarking this!!!

  7. Vadas turned out so crispy.Nice way to recycle the leftover bread..

  8. This is a wonderful take on vadas. these instant vadas look very crispy...perfect for tea time

  9. Wow ! Fantastic ! Bookmarking right away , I am sure I can please hubby with this vada . Thanks !

  10. They look cripsy. I am always skeptical about using bread slices as a substitute but I think these have turned out perfectly.

  11. Priya Suresh Says:
  12. How prefect they looks, instant vadas are seriously a blessings.. Well done Harini.

  13. code2cook Says:
  14. oh Harini love you for this recipe. I can't make vadas with batter and I love vada sambhar. I am gonna try these soon. so perfectly shaped and crunchy.

  15. preeti garg Says:
  16. Love this snack.. easy and instant version of vada.

  17. Wow! These vadas look fantastic Harini. I love adding bread in deep fried foods as they give a nice flavour and texture.

  18. farah saleem Says:
  19. this is amazing! looks as good as good as the original vadas...........good to keep when we are out of lentils..........

  20. I have heard a lot about this vada but never tried. Your post is wanting me to give it a shot for evening tea snack.

  21. This is amazing

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