Baked Medu vada is a healthy snack alternative to traditional medhu vadai. It is also known as ulundu vadai made with urad dal, onion and green chilies.
Soak urad dal for at least 2 hours and drain the water completely. Grind the urad until it becomes soft and fluffy. Sprinkle water little by little in between and grind it to a right consistency.
Add finely chopped onion, green chilies, cilantro, curry leaves, hing (asafoetida), salt and mix well.
Pre-heat the oven to 420 degrees and grease the baking tray with oil.
Take a little amount of batter and place in the baking tray. Make a hole in between the batter using a finger. Repeat this procedure with a rest of the batter.
Make sure to arrange the medu vada with enough amount of space in between to cook evenly and bake in a pre-heated 420 degrees conventional oven on both sides for 20 minutes or until it gets cooked completely (turn the vadas after 10 minutes).