Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe


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masala vada is an all-time favourite evening snack across Tamil Nadu.

Come to South India, especially Tamil Nadu, and you cannot miss the appetizing aroma of masala vadai being fried at tea stalls in almost every street corner! It is enjoyed hot with coconut chutney and a cup of tea or coffee.

You will have no difficulty in getting it, because it is available in every tea stall, most bakeries and restaurants too. However, there is nothing like homemade South Indian masala vada, made with chana dal, fennel seeds, onions and other readily available ingredients like curry leaves and green chillies.

To make masala vada, soak the chana dal in enough water in a deep bowl and keep aside for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside. Remove ¼ cup of soaked and drained chana dal in a bowl and keep aside. Blend the remaining chana dal, fennel seeds and kashmiri dry red chillies in a mixer to a coarse mixture without using any water. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients, including the soaked and drained chana dal and mix well. Divide the mixture into 16 equal portions and shape each portion into 50 mm. (2”) diameter round flat vada. 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. Serve immediately with coconut chutney.

Prepare this South Indian snack on a weekend, and you will find the whole family flocking around the stove for more of these hot and spicy vadas.

Tips for masala vada. 1. Drain the soaked chana dal very well. Moisture remaining behind in the chana dal will make binding the mixture difficult. 2. Shape them flat to enjoy their crispiness. 3. Deep-fry the vadas on a medium flame so they cook evenly from outside as well as inside.

Serve with Coconut Chutney or Tomato Chutney.

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Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe recipe - How to make Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 16 vadas (16 vada )
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Ingredients

For Masala Vadas
1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Masala Vadas
coconut chutney
Method
    Method
  1. Soak the chana dal in enough water in a deep bowl and keep aside for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Remove ¼ cup of soaked and drained chana dal in a bowl and keep aside.
  3. Blend the remaining chana dal, fennel seeds and kashmiri dry red chillies 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 16 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 coconut chutney.


Nutrient values (Abbrv) per vada
Energy94 cal
Protein2.7 g
Carbohydrates8 g
Fiber2 g
Fat5.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.5 mg

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Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe
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 on 12 Jun 20 03:18 PM


Dear Tarla Mam, We tried your south Indian masala vada at home today as per your ingredients list and the masala vada turned out very well and crispy accompanied by coconut chutney. Thanks for the wonderful recipe my family loved it.
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Tarla Dalal    Jayshree thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
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09 Aug 20 11:51 AM
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe
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 on 29 Aug 19 02:45 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Alpa, thanks for the feedback. We are delighted you loved the Masala Vadas recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved.
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30 Aug 19 09:53 AM
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe
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 on 10 Oct 18 03:45 PM


It was simply excellent....!!!!!!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rita, Delighted to know you loved the recipe. Thank you so much for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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11 Oct 18 09:01 AM
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe
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 on 06 Jul 16 07:36 PM


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07 Jul 16 09:47 AM
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe
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 on 02 Apr 16 03:04 PM


Very taste recipe...I make it very often and add palak and small quantity of cabbage to enhance the the quality and health content of the food
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Dalesh, We are very happy to loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed htem. Happy Cooking !!
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02 Apr 16 03:09 PM
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe
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 on 22 Mar 16 04:32 PM


Masala vada.. a flavourful mix of all the spices.. And crispy from outside.. perfect snack with hot cup of tea..