Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada

Tasty Masala Vadas

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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 (18 vada )
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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.

Coconut Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 

Nutrient values per vada
Energy87 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates6.1 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat6.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A79.8 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Folic Acid13.8 mcg
Calcium7.6 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium7 mg
Potassium71.1 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 04 May 18 08:01 PM

great dalvada, enjoyed by family n friends, added 1 table spoon of gram flour for binding
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Surekha, Happy to know you liked the recipe and tweaked the recipe. Thanks for your feedback. Happy cooking!!
05 May 18 09:22 AM
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 04 Apr 18 02:05 AM

My vadas broke up while frying why would that be ?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Make sure there is not much water when you blend it, if you add more water you will not be able to deep-fry them...
04 Apr 18 08:53 AM
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 14 Feb 18 08:25 AM

Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 02 May 17 05:34 AM

Please can u post Karnataka sweet dish I think it''s called Kajye recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We are very sorry but we do not have the recipe for it, will surely try it out soon.
02 May 17 08:45 AM
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 14 Jan 17 08:00 PM

This receipe came out well.. everybody liked it .. thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Alpana, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them,. Happy Cooking !!
16 Jan 17 10:07 AM
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada
 on 30 Jul 16 11:02 PM

It''s awesome and less time consuming. ...very crispy....and 100 times better than those ready made vada mix..
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
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