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Ullipaya Gaarelu (Onion Vada)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine andhra
Servings 1215 gaarelu


  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 3 Chilies Green - finely chopped
  • 1 Onions - medium, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt


  • Soak urad dal in plenty of water for at least 4 hours. Grind the soaked dal with LITTLE OR NO water. Add cumin seeds, green chilies and salt and set aside.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. To make the vadas, take about 2-3 tbsp of batter on a ziploc bag or aluminum foil, flatten it and poke a hole in the middle. Slowly transfer it into the hot oil and fry on medium-high flame until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve immediately with ginger chutney or sambar or coconut chutney or anything else.