Masala Vada / Dal Vada Recipe
Masala Vada, also known as Dal Vada is a favourite South Indian snack and favourite street food. It’s made using coarsely ground & soaked Chana Dal (split Bengal gram) with a mixture of spices. It’s a very delicious, flavourful and crispy snack served with chutney or as a Tea-Time snack.
- 1 cup split Bengal Gram / Chana Dal
- 1 medium size Onion finely chopped
- Some fresh Coriander finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
- 1-inch Ginger
- 5-6 Curry leaves finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep fry
- Wash and soak Chana Dal in a reasonable amount of water for 6 hours.
- Drain thoroughly, there should be no water remaining in dal.
- Add Chana Dal in grinder jar and coarsely grind with ginger without adding water.
- Do not make the fine paste.
- Take coarsely ground Dal in a bowl, add Onion, Green Chillies, Coriander, Curry Leaves and salt and mix well.
- Prepare small to medium size balls from the mixture, flatten them and place them on a plate.
- Flatten them slightly thin to make more crisp and crunchy Dal Vadas.
- If the mixture is not binding well and not holding the shape, you can add rice flour as required at this stage.
- Heat oil on medium flame in a kadhai.
- Carefully slid Dal Vadas in oil and deep fry until golden brown and crisp.
- Place the fried Vadas on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
- Serve hot Masala Vada with chutney or ketchup
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