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Crispy masala vada Recipe

Crispy masala vada is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
3 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - Channa dal
  • 1 tbsp - Rice flour or rava
  • 1/2 inch stick - Cinnamon [optional]
  • 2 - Cloves [optional]
  • 2 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • 3 - Red Chillies
  • 4 Cloves - garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece - Ginger
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 8 - small onion, very finely chopped
  • To taste - salt
  • For deep frying - oil
  • How to Make Crispy masala vada:

    1. Wash and soak channa dal for 2 to 3 hours.
    2. Then drain the water completely and keep aside.
    3. Grind together cinnamon, cloves (if you are using), fennel seeds, ginger and red chillies with channa dal.
    4. Make sure you grind them coarsely and not to a fine paste.
    5. The batter should be very thick.
    6. Then transfer the batter to a bowl.
    7. Add onions, chopped garlic, rice flour, coriander leaves, salt and mix well.
    8. The batter is ready.
    9. Make equal sized small balls out of the mixture.
    10. Pat each ball on your palm, to form a circle of 1/4 inch thickness and place them on a plate.
    11. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry them, till golden brown, turning over both sides.
    12. Drain it on a tissue paper.
    13. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
    14. Recipe courtesy: Rak's Kitchen


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