Must Try!! Mouth Sizzling Masala Vadai

February 4, 2016 Author: Abhi Velani

[Not a valid template]A popular South Indian tea time snack and a street food made using skinned split Bengal gram i.e chana dal. Masala meaning a mixture of spices are added to the coarsely ground chana dal mixture to make these crispy and flavourful vada. Masala vada is prepared during festivals in most South Indian homes. It is usually served alone with tea or with chutney as a snack. Check the recipe:


to be ground:

½ cup chana dal/husked and split bengal gram
1 dry red chili, deseeded and halved
1 tsp fennel seeds
½ tsp coriander seeds
¼ tsp black pepper
to be added to the ground lentils later:
1 small onion, chopped or ¼ cup chopped onion
1 green chili, chopped or 1 tsp chopped green chilies
½ inch ginger, finely chopped or 1 tsp chopped ginger
9 to 10 curry leaves/kadi patta, finely chopped
2 to 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta
a pinch of asafoetida/hing
salt as required

other ingredients:
oil for frying