Dal Vada

Janmashtami or Krishna Ashtami is a annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. It is a very important festival specially to the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. Devotional singing through the midnight,when krishna is believed to have been born , fasting, a night vigil and a festival on the following day are a part of the celebration. It is celebrated particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan, along with other states of India.

On this auspicious day the devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast and offer prayers in their own unique ways. 2 types of fast are observed on this day, Nirjal fast and Phalahar fast. Nirjal fast is who observe fast even without taking single drop of water. Phalahar fast is allowing devotees to consume water and fruits. During fast only certain kind of grains and flours are used. Sabudana kheer, dal  vada, ladoo, vrat ka halwa, are few dishes prepared on this day.

Today we are starting with 2nd week of Blogging Marathon 78. My theme for the week is " Pick one Festival / Special day ". You might have already known by now that today's post of about Krishna Ashtami  and the dish am posting is Dal vada. One of the popular dish made during fast during festivals. Here goes the recipe......


Chana dal 1 cup
Udad dal 1/2 cup
Tuvr dal 1/2 cup
Green chilies 3
Pinch of hing
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chopped coriander leaves 4 spoons
Curry leaves 5
Salt to taste
Grated fresh coconut  1 spoon (optional)
Oil for deep frying


Wash and soak all the dals together for 3-4 hours.
Drain water and grind them along with green chilies and curry leaves to fine paste.
Remove to mixing bowl and add turmeric powder, salt, hing and  chopped cilantro.
Mix well and make small vadas with your hands.
Heat oil and deep fry the vadas till they turn golden brown.
Serve hot. 


vaishali sabnani said...

The daal Wada with green Daal are popular here , this sounds like an interesting variation .

Jayashree said...

Nice crunchy neivedyam. Perfect with a cup of tea.

Srivalli said...

Vadas are so part of any festival meal, good ones!

Archana said...

Delicious. I love the mixture of dals here.

veena said...

Perfect with a cup of hot coffee!!

Chef Mireille said...

what a yummy snack - wish I had some to munch on now

Gayathri Kumar said...

Love to have this hot with some nice strong coffee.

cookingwithsapana said...

Irresistible looking dal vadas.

Nisha said...

I love the multi dal vadas. They are so much flavourful. Krishna is indeed lucky! They have come out so well.

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

Looks yumm! makes a perfect combo with some hot coffee!