Masala Vada / Dal Vada Recipe

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Masala Vada / Dal Vada Recipe

  • 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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