Masala Vada – Channa Dal Vada Recipe

Perfect tea time snack – masala vada or channa dal vada

Masala Vada

What we love about Masala vada, a traditional Indian snack —is the element of surprise from the crunchy exterior and the flavors that burst out when you take a bite. No matter how many different snack we eat, if you grew up drinking Indian coffee or chai, a tea time snack such like masala vada would have no match. You simply cannot stop eating just one. It is a simple recipe and you can also blend in some vegetables to make them even more refreshing.

Masala VadaMasala vada is usually made with Channa Dal and other spices. The dal needs to soak for at least 4 hours. So a little preparation ahead of time is needed. You could also try substituting the dal with gram flour. Apart from that I also add vegetables like grated cabbage or carrots. The crunchy snack is a good option when you are looking to entertain your guests with a multi-course meal. It’s a very simple recipe, yet tastes heavenly when done right.

Try it today!

Masala VadaDrain the water completely.  Blend the dal and all other spices (except curry leaves, cilantro and coconut) without water.  Add the chopped curry leaves, coconut and cilantro to the dough and mix well.   Make a 2″ ball and press gently with your palms to flatten it.   In a medium frying pan, deep fry the vadas until you see a golden brown texture.

Masala Vada – Channa Dal Vada Recipe

Prep Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Channa dal
  • 2 strand curry leaves
  • 2 strand cilantro
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped roasted coconuts
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Soak the Channa dal for 4 or more hours.
  2. Drain the water completely.
  3. Blend the dal and all other spices (except curry leaves, cilantro and coconut) without water.
  4. Add the chopped curry leaves, coconut and cilantro to the dough and mix well.
  5. Make a 2" ball and press gently with your palms to flatten it.
  6. In a medium frying pan, deep fry the vadas until you see a golden brown texture.
  7. Masala Vada is ready!
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