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Baked Maddur vade (Spicy masala cookies)

Maddur vade happens to be one of Karnataka's most favourite snack.. Many of us identify it with train journey, because this snack is said to have originated in the town of Maddur and Vegetarian Tiffin Room (VTR) was the place where it originated, and was sold on the trains that stopped at the station. And it soon went on to become the most sought-after snack in the entire state.

The traditional recipe calls for deep frying of the vade and has maida (all purpose flour) in it. This recipe here is a healthier variation of the vade as it is baked and maida is replaced with whole wheat flour.

Measuring cups used - standard 1 cup = 240 ml

Yields 15 medium sized Vade


Whole wheat flour 3/4th cup

Rice flour 1/4th cup

Chiroti rava 1/4th cup

Finely chopped onion 1/2 cup

Curd 1/4th cup

Oil 3 tbsp

Water 1 tbsp

Sesame seeds 1 tbsp

Chopped roasted peanuts 3 tbsp

Chopped coriander leaves 3 tbsp

Chopped curry leaves 1 tbsp

Chopped green chillies 2 tbsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Asafetida 1/8th tsp

Salt to taste


Dry roast the flours till fragrant. In a wok, heat oil and saute onions, chillies and curry leaves (this helps release the flavours of the onions and enhances the taste). One cooled, add all the ingredients to form a tight dough (pliable enough to form discs). Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celsius for at least 10 minutes. In the meantime, on a baking tray, spread a parchment paper. Take lemon sized dough and flatten them in between your palms to form medium sized discs. The discs should not be too thick. Place the discs carefully on the baking tray and bake them in the oven for 25 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Let the vadas cool in the oven for at least an hour before taking them out. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy with your cuppa!

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