Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada

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The moment a South Indian buys a cup of tea , he would also buy a plate of Chana Dal Vada to accompany it! That is how popular this tasty South Indian Chana Dal Vada is.

And not without reason. With loads of onions, coriander, green chillies and spices, this vada is a real tongue tickler. Not only that, the coarsely ground chana dal paste results in super crispy vadas that make you reach out for more... and more... till somebody whacks your hand and tells you to stop!

South Indian snacks like Bonda , Thattai , Medu vada and Urad Dal and Vegetable Appe also make delicious evening tea snacks or snacks for entertaining when served with coconut chutney.

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Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada recipe - How to make Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 18 vadas
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the chana dal in enough hot water for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Combine the soaked chana dal, dry red chillies, green chillies, cumin seeds and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend to a thick coarse paste.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well using your hands.
  4. Divide the mixture into 18 equal portions and roll each portion into a round flat vada.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, deep-fry a few vadas at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Serve immediately with coconut chutney.

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Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 04 Jul 16 12:54 PM

wow nice
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Monalisha , we are delighted you loved the Chana Dal Vada recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
04 Jul 16 02:29 PM
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 11 May 16 04:00 PM

Hmm, the recipe seems great and easy, could you also share recipe of some other South Indian snack.. like the Kancheepuram Idli.. ;-)
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shine, great to know you have liked the above recipe... Here are some of the recipes from south india.. indian. Try some recipes from this link.. you will definitely like it..
11 May 16 04:44 PM
Tasty Masala Vadas
 on 09 Feb 16 04:48 PM

masala vada.. super crispy and crunchy.. this just best to have with evening tea.. I had prepared this for a house party and everybody just loved this.. thank you for this recipe..
Tasty Masala Vadas
 on 16 May 12 07:50 PM

Excellent , Thank you very much
Tasty Masala Vadas
 on 08 Jan 12 02:04 AM

i tried these masla vada, it came out well , everybody in my house liked it