It is served as a popular light meal along with banana at eateries in all parts of Sri Lanka.
Mouthwatering vadai and payasam on banana leaf exquisitely sums up traditional Tamil mid day meal.
"Eat vada, it is very nice. Also have some sambar, you will love it," says Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, President of India.
Vadai has also taken flight with the subcontinent diaspora, and its an increasing choice as finger food with restaurant goers around the globe.