Medu Vadai Two Ways
In this recipe, I will show you two ways of presenting the simple medu vadai, a popular breakfast, and teatime snack in the southern states of India. Plain vadai soaked in rasam, and thayir vadai (yogurt vadai) cooling in a bath of spiced yogurt. Both are non-fussy, no frills no fancy recipes. I don't typically beautify my thayir vadai with carrot shavings, boondi topping, cilantro, sweet and sour chutneys, or any such thing. It is soaked in the goodness of wholesome, spiced yogurt and that's it! I feel the toppings only get in the way of the authentic taste of the vadai that's absorbed the flavoring in the yogurt, namely a mix of ginger, coconut, green chilies and cilantro.