Masala Vada

About this recipe: Here's the recipe for the famous South Indian snack. Enjoy!

rajeshkumar Karnataka, India

Ingredients

Serves: 15 

  • 1 cup yellow gram (chana) dal
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coriander finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dill leaves finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 cup oil to deep fry

Directions

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:3hr soaking  ›  Ready in:3hr40min 

  1. Wash and soak dal for 3 hours. Keep 2 tbsp. dal aside, grind the rest, coarsely. Mix all other ingredients, including whole dal.
  2. Add 2-3 tbsp hot oil to the mixture. In a kadhai, heat oil for deep frying. Moisten your palm and make a small round shape with a hole in the middle, just like a doughnut. Slide carefully into the hot oil. Fry on one side then the other side till golden brown. Serve hot with green chutney, tamarind chutney, or ketchup.

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