Masala Vada

Today we are staring with 29 edition of BM.  And I choose to cook Course wise meal from a particular state. And I choose Andhra Pradesh, where I was born and brought up. This snack item, Masala Vada is made during festivals, parties, weddings and many more occasions. Mint leaves and somph or fennel seeds give a special taste and flavor to these Vada's. Here gos the recipe....

We need:

Chana Dal 2cups
Rice Flour 2sps
Onion chopped 3/4 cup
Green chillies chopped 10
Ginger chopped 1 inch piece
Cilantro chopped 1 cup
Mint Leaves chopped 1/2 cup
Curry leaves chopped 1/4 cup
Chili powder 1sp
Cumin less than 1/4 sp
Somph / Fennel seeds 1 sp
Salt to Taste
Oil to deep fry


Soak Chana dal for atleast 4 hours.
Wash with water  and grind 3/4 dal to paste.
Just add dal to mixer and just use the pulse button.
Do not grind it to smooth paste, and do not add water.
Remove to big bowl and add rest of the dal to this crushed dal.
Also add chopped onion, green chili, ginger, cilantro, mint leaves, curry leaves, chili powder, cumin seeds and somph.
Mix well adding salt to taste.
Finally add rice flour and mix well.
Heat oil in deep frying pan.
Make this chana dal mixture as small or the size you wish to as patties and drop each one slowly into hot oil.
Fry till golden brown and remove to serving plate.
Serve hot with any chutney.

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Usha said...

Perfect for a tea time snack and on rainy days as well. Yummy

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love the aromatic and crunchy vadais! perfect with a cup of coffee :)

Jayashree said...

One of my favourite snacks for a rainy day.

Harini R said...

Never say no to masala vada.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

crispy n crunchy, a perfect tea-time snack!!! :)

Priya Suresh said...

Crispy vadas, love to munch them anytime..

Chef Mireille said...

nice t know where the different recipes come from. must have a unique taste with the fennel

Unknown said...

perfect with hot coffee or tea on a rainy day... would love to keep munching these..
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virunthu unna vaanga said...

all time favorite...

vaishali sabnani said...

wonderful crunchy wadas..look great.

jayanthi said...

We do it the same way minus the ginger and mint. we add roughly crushed garlic instead.

dsdsds said...

Masala vadai, my anytime fav.. adding mint leaves is new to me.. should try it out sometime!

Vadas look very crispy

Srivalli said...

Nothing can beat this Sushma..very nice..

Suma Gandlur said...

Lovely. This one is my absolute favorite and it was an unwritten rule in our home growing up that these had to be made for my birthday. :)

Pavani said...

One of my favorite snack.. They look yumm!!

Unknown said...

Perfect tea time snack not only with tea I can have it any time mouthwatering..

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Perfect for rainy days..Love to have with cup of tea..

Unknown said...

Lovely crisp delights for a rainy day :) Fantastic.