Ulli Vada

Ulli Vada recipe with step by step pics. Ulli Vada are crisp and crunchy onion fritters which are popular as a street food snack in Kerala. Since all the ingredients used in this simple, homely preparation are plant-based, this recipe is vegan too. This one is also a nice South Indian twist to the usual…

ulli vada served in a blue rimmed white plate with a small bowl of tomato ketchup kept on the top right side and text layovers.

Ulli Vada recipe with step by step pics. Ulli Vada are crisp and crunchy onion fritters which are popular as a street food snack in Kerala. Since all the ingredients used in this simple, homely preparation are plant-based, this recipe is vegan too. This one is also a nice South Indian twist to the usual North Indian Onion Pakora or the Maharashtrian Kanda Bhaji. Try it, you’ll definitely love it.

ulli vada served in a blue rimmed white plate with a small bowl of tomato ketchup kept on the top right side and text layovers.ulli vada served in a blue rimmed white plate with a small bowl of tomato ketchup kept on the top right side and text layovers.

During our visit to Kerala in one of the hotels we stayed, Ulli Vada used to be one of their regular evening snacks with tea.

Onion fritters are a popular tea time snack all over India and they are made in various ways. I have also shared another South Indian variation of Vengaya Bhaji recipe, in which the onions are cut in rings, batter coated and deep fried. 

The taste and texture of Ulli Vada is different from the regular classic Onion Pakoda. What makes this Ulli Vada special is the fact that these are crispier than their North Indian counterpart, because of the use of rice flour in them.

The ingredients that go in this Ulli Vada are quite minimal and the basic ones, for which you will not have to run store to store to…

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