Dal Vada Recipe

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Total Time:
4-8 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

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

Dal Vada is a delicious Indian monsoon recipe served as an evening snack. The chana dal in the vada can be substituted with moong dal, urad dal or mixed dal

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  • 1 cup - Channa dal (soaked in water for about 3 to 4 hours)
  • 1/2 - Big onion (chopped finely)
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - Asafetida
  • 3 to 4 - Curry leaves (chopped finely)
  • 1/2 tbsp - Grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp - Rice flour
  • Salt - as per taste
  • 4 - 5 tbsp - Oil

How to Make Dal Vada Recipe

  • Pulse the green chillies in a blender until they are coarsely ground.
  • Drain out the water completely from the soaked dal and grind it.
  • The dal should only be coarsely ground and it should not become a paste.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, except the oil.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Meanwhile, take small dumplings out of the dal mixture and flatten them in between your palms.
  • Drop the vada into the hot oil and Deep Fried until it well done.
  • Make sure to keep the heat between low- medium.
  • If the heat is too high, the outer portions get cooked faster than the inner, and you'll end up with either burnt vadas or semi-cooked vadas.
  • Once done, remove from oil and drain into paper towels.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or ketchup.