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Recipe for Dal Vada

Recipe for Dal Vada

(Ref: RCP137)

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Dal Vada is nothing but a crisy Lentil fritter. Its spicy flavour makes it a perfect snack on a rainy day. This is generally eaten as it is or sometimes served with Green Chutney and Sweet Chutney.


10-15 Vadas

Preparation Time:

2 hrs

Cooking Time:

15 mins


Chana Dal/Bengal Gram
- 3 Cups
  Pinch of Turmeric Powder
 Onions finely chopped - 2
 Oil for frying
 Green Chillies finely chopped - 2
  Few Curry Leaves chopped
  A handful of Coriander Leaves/Cilantro finely chopped
 Ginger grated - 1 tsp
  A pinch of Asafoetida


• Soak the Chana Dal in Water for about an hour and half or upto 2 hours.

• Then grind together the Dal and Salt coarsely without adding any Water.

• To this add Onions, Green Chillies, Ginger, Turmeric powder, Asafoetida, Curry Leaves, Coriander Leaves and mix them together.

• Roll this into a ball and slightly flatten it on your palm.

• Meanwhile heat Oil in a pan and drop these Vadas in the Oil and deep fry them till golden brown on both sides. Take care to fry on medium heat.

• Serve them hot with Chutneys!

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