Monday, 14 January 2013

Milagu Vadai - Anjeneyar Vadai - Hanuman Vadai

Anjaneyar temple in Nanganallur is quite famous. The deity is a 32 ft Hamunam carved out of a single stone. The neivedhyam there is Vada Malai (Garland made of Vadai). On an average 30-40 small garlends (about a couple of feet long) and 3 big garlands (head to toe of the hanuman) are offered by devotes each day. There is so much demand to book it. The small ones have atleast a month long wait and large ones are about a year long wait.

When I saw the recipe for Milagu Vadai in this site, I wanted to try it. I made it for Hanuman Jayanthi last Friday.

Milagu vadai uses the same dal (urad dal) as medhu vadai. But it is very thin and crisp.


Urad Dal (whole pealed) 1 cup
Rice Flour 1 tsp
Black Pepper 1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the Urad dal for an hour.

2. Drain and let it rest for 30 minutes.

3. Grind into a coarse paste without adding water. Sprinkle a little water if need be. Transfer to a bowl.

4. Pulse the peppers and add to the bowl along with salt and rice flour.

5. Mix everything together.

6. Heat oil for frying.

7. Take a plastic sheet of paper or a ziploc bag. I just tore the ziploc and opened its 2 sides. Grease the paper with a little oil.

8. Take a small ball of dough. Place it on the sheet. Cover it with the other side of the ziploc (or another sheet).

9. With a small vessel (I used a steel dawara), press on the ball to get a thin disc like that of a thattai.

10. Open and then put a small hole in the centre.

11. Peal gently and transfer to the hot oil. Fry till both sides are cooked. 


  1. Delicious Vadai, totally new to me. Don't feel its made of urad dal, u'v made it so nice n thin. Its always great to read about festives like these here :)

  2. Anjaneyar is My fav God...I believe him strongly he never fails to help me...n whenever I was happy n got my wishes done ...I used to express my thanks to him by adorning Him with this vadai malai :)
    U have done it so these vadas too, spicy n crunchy vadas!

  3. I have been wanting to make these for a long time...Looks very good Roshni

  4. Wow looks so delicious and this is new to me too.