Maddur Vada is just the perfect snack to accompany your evening cup of tea or coffee. You can make it in a jiffy with ingredients commonly found in Indian homes.
In a large bowl, mix together the rice flour, maida, rava, chillies, curry leaves, hing, and salt.
Heat about 2 tbsp oil till its hot and add the flour mix.
Use a spoon to quickly mix the oil into the flour.
Now slowly add water and make a tight but pliable dough.
In a kadhai, on medium flame, heat enough oil to deep fry to Maddur Vade. To test the heat, drop a tiny ball of dough into the oil. It should rise to the top and sizzle moderately on the surface.
Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Keep covered.
Use 1 or 2 drops oil to grease a plastic sheet or a banana leaf.
Roll one portion of the dough into a ball and place on the oiled sheet.
Use a greased fingers to pat the dough ball into a circle about 2.5" in diameter and about 1/4" thick.
Slide the Maddur Vada into the oil.
Fry on medium heat till the side facing the bottom is golden brown. Flip over and fry till the flip side is golden brown as well. See notes.
Using a slotted ladle, remove the fried Maddur Vada from the oil and drain excess oil.
Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.