Kachayam/Sweet Urad Dal Fritters

Kachayam,a kongu based evening snack.This kachayam can be made with maida,wheat and even rice,each of those preparation makes a different taste.Here i am going to make this traditional recipe of kongu region using urad dal.This is a perfect evening time snack along with your hot cup of tea.The sugar added to the urad batter caramelizes while frying and gives a crunchy taste,which will makes go for one more bite.Its so simple to make,with only  few ingredients.


Urad dal - 2 Cup
Grated Coconut - 3 Tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 Cup or as reqd
Oil - for Frying


  • Soak urad dal in water for atleast 2 hours.Strain the excess water and grind them in a mixer or grinder.Grinder is best to grind it,but i have done in my mixer.Once the batter is finely ground add sugar and grind once,check to the sugar level if it's ok you can proceed to the next step,else add some more sugar and grind again.Remove the batter and transfer to a bowl and add grated coconut.Mix well.

  • In a pan add oil and fry them in medium - high .

Serve them. 


  1. woww!!! srumptious prethi!!
    Perfect sweet vada........



  2. My favorite dear... looks very crispy...

  3. i dont add coconut here.. one of my fav sweet..

  4. wow bonda looks super delicious and crispy :)

  5. my fav too..we call it as vella vadai, u have done it well..yummy snack :)

  6. Makes me nostalgic, one of my grandma's signature dish.