Masala vadai recipe |How to make masal vadai—Snack recipes

     This is one snack prepared in south usually for afternoon tea or coffee. This is extented verison of dal vada or parappu vadai we usually make during the festivals. Only thing is its made more flavourful with the spicy ingredients. Though the dal is ground to a very coarse paste and is kept very dry, I usally prefer to grind it to a fine paste adding few drops of water and leave a few pieces unground as I dont prefer it to be too dry.

I have already made this a few times and has been liked by all. Last time, I made it for a get together. It goes really well with some tea.You may not even know how many vadas you have gulped down before your tea is over,very addictive snack!! I have referred to the Raks recipe especially for the ingredients used , but modified the way of making it slightly.

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Course appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Wash and soak the channa dal in water for 3 hours.
  2. Drain the water and grind it to a coarse paste.(but I usually grind it to a fine paste)
  3. Now mix all the ingredients in the ground dal .
  4. Mix well.
  5. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  6. Take a lemon sized portion of the mixture.
  7. Press gently to form a disc as shown in picture.
  8. Drop in hot oil and fry in medium flame till it is golden brown.
  9. Remove from oil and drain out the excess oil on a tissue paper.
  10. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.
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  1. Torviewtoronto

    this is wonderful snack

  2. Yummy Vadai

  3. Sangeetha Nambi

    super perfect.. Love this all time !

  4. love to have it with my tea..:)

  5. Chandrani Banerjee

    Crunchy and yummy vadai. Perfect snacks.

  6. perfect snack for tea time, looks very yummy.

  7. Priya Suresh

    Addition of rava sounds interesting, crispy vadas tempts me a lot.

  8. Veena Theagarajan

    looks yummy

  9. Shama Nagarajan

    delicious and inviting recipe

  10. Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is collecting snacks and treats? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers


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