Channa Dal Masala Vada with coconut

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Total Time:
2 hours and 20 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - channa dal, soaked in water for about 3 to 4 hours
  • 1/2 - large onion, chopped finely
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • A pinch - asafoetida
  • 4 - curry leaves, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tbsp - - grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp - rice flour
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

How to Make Channa Dal Masala Vada with coconut

  • Soak the dal for 2 hours
  • Coarsely grind the green chillies
  • Drain out the water completely from the soaked dal and grind to a coarse paste
  • Mix all the ingredients together, except the oil
  • Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan for deep frying
  • Make small dumplings of the dal mixture and flatten them in between the palms.
  • Drop the vada into the hot oil and deep fry until done
  • Keep the heat between low- medium
  • Once done, remove from oil and drain into paper towels
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or ketchup