Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada

Dal Vada

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You will love the exciting crispness of these delectable Dal Vadas. Made with a coarse paste of soaked chana dal perked up with onions, ginger paste and the whole traditional team of flavour enhancers, these vadas have a unique, rustic texture and warm, hearty flavour that will strike a chord with most people.

Take care to deep-fry these vadas on a medium flame. Otherwise, they will quickly turn brown outside before they get cooked inside.

These deep fried vadas are sure to satiate you in a tasteful way, have them for Evening Tea Snacks accompained with Green Chutney or Tomato Coconut Chutney .

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Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada recipe - How to make Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 17 vadas (17 vada )
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the chana dal in a deep bowl in enough water for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Remove ¼ cup of soaked and drained chana dal in a bowl and keep aside.
  3. Blend the remaining chana dal in a mixer to a coarse mixture without using any water.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients, including the soaked and drained chana dal and mix well.
  5. Divide the mixture into 17 equal portions and shape each portion into 50 mm. (2”) diameter round flat vada.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and 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.
  7. Serve immediately with green chutney.

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Nutrient values per vada
Energy91 cal
Protein2.1 g
Carbohydrates6.2 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat6.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A89.8 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Folic Acid14.5 mcg
Calcium7.9 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium7.4 mg
Potassium75.3 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada
 on 21 Nov 18 05:20 PM

Amazing recipe! enjoyed these wadas Soo much more than restaurant-ones :) thank you for your recipes
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vaibhavi, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
22 Nov 18 08:52 AM
Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada
 on 19 Jun 16 09:09 PM

awesome!!!!!!! yummy
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Girish, We are happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked it. Happy Cooking !!
20 Jun 16 08:44 AM
दाल वड़ा
 on 16 Jun 16 05:13 PM

This is one of my favourites,. Alwayas have this on th eroadside stalls along with idli and medu vada. So i thought why not to try a homemade version. It was just superb. the crunch, coarsely crushed chana dal taste just like the ones we get outside..
दाल वड़ा
 on 16 Jun 16 01:42 PM

I made this recipe and it tastes just like the vada we get roadside.... perfect combination of dal to spices and onions...superb recipe.... I served it with http://www.tarladalal.com/Green-Chutney--(--Faraal-Recipe)-hindi-32560r
Dal Vada
 on 09 Jun 15 04:43 PM

The outer covering is so crispy and crunchy..and soft from inside. These dal vadas are so tempting.. you cannot stop with just one. This is a must try vadas, and best as a evening snack.