Left Over Vadai Upma Recipe

An upma recipe made with leftover vadais from breakfast, can be churned out into yet another yummy dish - Left Over Vadai Upma Recipe. Flavoured with ginger, onion and curry leaves.

Neeru Srikanth
Left Over Vadai Upma Recipe
2222 ratings.

Vadai Upma is a delicious recipe made with leftover Medu Vadai. The Vadai is crumbled and cooked along with onions, green chillies, ginger similar to a regular upma. Adding the vadai adds great taste to the upma, with few crispy-crunchy and soft bites of the vadai. 

Serve Left Over Vadai Upma with South Indian Coconut Chutney for breakfast and a cup of Bellada Coffee Recipe With Milk (Karnataka Style Filter Coffee With Jaggery)

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Upma recipes such as

  1. Puli Upma Recipe - Tamarind & Rice Rava Upma
  2. Vegetable Rice Upma Recipe
  3. Mini Idli Upma Recipe (Steamed Rice Cake Stir Fry)

Equipment used- mixer, wok/kadhai

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

15 M


4 Servings


  • 6 Medu vada
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , as required

How to make Left Over Vadai Upma Recipe

  1. To begin making the Left Over Vadai Upma recipe, you can either use ready made medu vadas or make them at home b y following this recipe- Medu Vada Recipe (Traditional Fried Urad Dal Vada Using Vada Maker)

  2. Break the vadas with your hands and make it appear like crumbs. 

  3. Heat a wok/kadhai on medium flame, add the oil, once the oil is hot, add hing, mustard seeds, bengal gram dal, red chilli and saute well. 

  4. Add green chillies, onions and let it fry for a minute. Add onion, salt, turmeric and let it cook well.

  5. Add curry leaves and let it cook for a minute. Add the crumbled vadai and mix well. Let it cook well for 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

  6. Serve Left Over Vadai Upma with South Indian Coconut Chutney for breakfast and a cup of Bellada Coffee Recipe With Milk (Karnataka Style Filter Coffee With Jaggery).