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Masala vadai Recipe

Masala vadai 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 :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 1/2 cup - Channa dal
  • 1/2 tbsp - Rice flour or rava
  • 1/4 inch piece - Cinnamon
  • 1 - Clove
  • 1 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • 2 - Red Chillies
  • 2 Cloves - garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/4 inch piece - Ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 - small onion, very finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • How to Make Masala vadai:

    1. Wash and soak channa dal for few hours.
    2. Grind coarsely cinnamon, cloves , fennel seeds, ginger and red chillies with channa dal.
    3. The batter should be very thick and coarse.
    4. Transfer the batter to a bowl.
    5. Add onions, chopped garlic, rice flour, coriander leaves, salt. Mix well.
    6. Make equal sized small balls out of the mixture and pat them on your palm to form a circle.
    7. Arrange them in a plate ready to deep fry.
    8. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry them till golden brown turning over both sides.
    9. Drain it on a tissue paper.
    10. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.


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