Chana Dal Vada Recipe - How to make Chana Dal Masala Vada at Home?

Chana Dal Vada (Masala Vada)

Chana Dal Vada, also called as Masala Vada is a crispy and savory deep fried recipe made of Chana Dal and spices. They are also simply called Dal Vada and well known as Paruppu Vadai in the southern parts of India. These vadas have a rustic texture and hearty flavour that should be loved by most of us. 

If you are still wondering how to make Chana Dal Masala Vada at home, you don't have to worry a bit. Let us move onto the recipe of this perfect snack delicacy.

chana dal masala vada recipe

Chana Dal Vada (Masala Vada or Paruppu Vadai) Recipe

Ingredients for Chana Dal Vada:

Chana dal soaked 1 cup

Ginger garlic paste ½ teaspoon

Green chillies 2 or 3 finely chopped

Onions chopped 1 medium sized

Turmeric  1/3 teaspoon

Red chilli powder ½  teaspoon

Mint leaves finely chopped ¼ cup

Salt to taste

Oil for deep fry

Preparation steps for Chana Dal Masala Vada:

Rinse 1 cup of chana dal for couple of times in water. Then soak the dal in 2 cups of water for 4 hours.

After 4 hours wash chana dal again couple of times in water and drain the soaked chana dal very well.

Now time to grind the chana dal to coarse mixture. Do not add water while grinding the chana dal.

In a mixing bowl take the coarsely ground chana dal. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped  green chillies, chopped onions, turmeric, red chilli powder and mint leaves.

Mix well and add salt as per taste.

Make small or medium sized balls from the mixture, flatten them and place in a tray or a plate. If you want the vada to be more crispy and crunchy, you need to flatten them thin.

How to make chana dal masala vada at home

Take deep kadai and heat oil on medium flame for deep frying. Check the oil temperature by dropping a small portion of batter into the oil. If vada comes up it means oil is hot and ready to fry the vadas.

Now fry the vadas till they become golden and crispy.

Place them on a kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil.

Serve the Chana dal vada hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup!

Chana Dal Vada Recipe

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