This crispy deliciousness is made with spiced urad dal batter and fried in donut shape dumplings. What is Medu Vada? It’s a popular South-Indian breakfast recipe. Medu Vadas are a traditional South Indian dish which can be served as a main course, side dish, or snack. The batter of the vada is usually flavored with … Recipe will make about 10 to 12 Vadas. They are served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These vada (fritters) are deep fried and made with urad dal. The urad dal is soaked then grind to a paste and then shaped like a donut and deep fried.