Definition of vada in English:


(also wada)


  • An Indian dish consisting of a ball made from ground pulses and deep-fried.

    • ‘Eatables with high calorie content such as bajji, vada, bonda, fried rice and fried cauliflower and potato were displayed with small flags carrying weight and calories.’
    • ‘After this we had some sabudana wadas with green tomato sauce and Coke and then decided to venture out.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most intriguing dish on the menu was the vadas.’
    • ‘I am told that off the field some of his happiest moments are spent eating dosa and wada in a favourite little eatery in his home town, Mysore.’
    • ‘We're drinking tea, eating vadas, and discussing the future.’


Hindi, from Marathi.