Golden Bread Vadas : Just what you need for tiffin or tea-time

We have all known and loved Medu Vadas. Now with a twist to this old favourite, presenting, Bread Vadas, which are relatively faster to rustle up and taste amazingly superb.

My son has developed a sudden liking for Medu Vadas; he fondly calls them savoury donuts. While we feast on idlis, he prefers the fried hot vadas. I have often thought of making fresh vadas for him at home, especially as a tiffin snack. But I never got to making them because of the pre-planning required for soaking pulses and fermenting the batter. So I was really thrilled to find out that one can make similar looking vadas without much planning and that too instantly. 

I chanced upon a recipe of these scrumptious vadas that look just like “medu vadas” but are made using bread and other easy-to-find ingredients in the kitchen. The peanuts are my addition and they add a much needed crunch to the otherwise soft vadas. 

The fact that you can make the dough and shape the vadas a night before and quickly fry them in the morning is what I like the most about this recipe. So, if you are a mom who decides at the 11th hour what healthy and delicious snack to give in your child’s tiffin, then this recipe is definitely for you to try. 


Bread Vadas
Makes 6 (refer size in image)


• 1 cup finely chopped bread (white or brown bread)
• 2 tablespoons Semolina / rawa
• 2 tablespoons rice flour
• ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
• 1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
• 1/4th teaspoon chilli powder
• ½ teaspoon cooking soda
• Salt as per taste
• 2 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander
• 1/4th teaspoon grated ginger
• 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts (raw or roasted)
• ½ cup thick curd



Step 1: Take a big mixing bowl and add bread, semolina, rice flour, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cooking soda and salt in it



Step 2: Using your fingertips, mix the ingredients together to get a fine powder



Step 3: Now, mix in the chopped coriander, grated ginger and peanuts



Step 4: Add the curds and mix well to form a dough. Keep this aside for 10mins



Step 5: Divide the mixture into 8 equal parts. Shape them into balls, flatten slightly and then use your thumb to make a hole in the centre. If you find the dough to be too wet, add a tablespoon of rice flour. Also, it is a good practice to oil your hands well before shaping any dough, especially when it is soft.



Step 6: Place the shaped vadas on an oiled plate and start to fry them in hot oil.



Fry them well on a medium flame on both sides. Serve hot accompanied with ketchup or fresh coconut chutney.


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Comments (13)

Ramya Jagan

its awesome

prerna kataria.

it's a good recipe

Priya Sood

Wow!! Will try it


Worth a try !

Pooja Ashutosh

will definitely try it!

asha chaudhry

this looks yum!!!!

Nilofer Shaikh

So cool. Please provide the chutney recipe also.

Sneha Singh

This is just in time


Sounds like so much fun.

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