Dal Vada Recipe, South Indian Chana Dal Vada
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
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Serves: 2
Chana Dal Vada Recipe - A crisp & mildly spice dumplings made from bengal gram or chana dal.
  • Bengal gram (Chana dal): 1 cup
  • Ginger: 1/2 inch piece
  • Mint leaves (Phudina): 8 leaves, chopped
  • Fennel seeds (Saunf): 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves (Dhaniya): 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Onion: 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Curry leaves (Kadi patta): 10 leaves
  • Samolina (Rava / Suji): 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chili: 1 piece
  • Garlic: 3 cloves
  • Salt: 1 tsp or to taste
  • Oil: 3 cup, for frying
  1. Soak the bengal gram or chana dal in water for about 2 hours or until softens.
  2. Peel off the outer skin of onion and chop it finely.
  3. Now to prepare dal vada mixture take a food processor or mixture jar and add soaked chana dal, curry leaves, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, green chilies and coarsely ground all ingredients.
  4. In a mixing bowl take vada mixture and add mint leaves, coriander leaves, onion, samoilina (suji / rava) and salt to taste.
  5. Combine well all the ingredients. Check the seasoning and if required add little salt and mix again.
  6. Now take a portion of vada mixture in hand and shape it into flat disc or around 2 to 3 inch diameter.
  7. Repeat above step and make round vada from remaining dal vada mixture.
  8. Now to deep fry dal vada heat 3 cups of oil in a frying pan / kadhai.
  9. Once the oil is hot enough for frying one by one add dal vada.
  10. Fry on both sides on medium flame till dal vada becomes golden brown in color.
  11. Remove the vadas on absorbent paper / kitchen towel and let excess oil get soaked.
  12. South Indian style Dal vada are ready. Serve dal vada hot with coconut chutney or coriander chutney.
By adding samolina (suji / rava) the dal vada becomes crispier. Also the flatter the dal vada the crispier it gets.
Recipe by WeRecipes at https://werecipes.com/dal-vada-recipe-south-indian-recipe/