Dal Vada Video by Tarla Dalal

Dal Vada Video by Tarla Dalal

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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.


Recipe Description for Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada

Soaking time:  2 hours
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 17 vadas


For Dal Vada
1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp chopped curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Dal Vada
green chutney


For dal vada

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}dal vadas{/span}, 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 {span class="bold1"}dal vadas{/span} 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 the {span class="bold1"}dal vada{/span} immediately with green chutney.

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