Kala Chana ~ Black Chickpea Vada

Kala Chana also known as black chickpeas is a good source of protein and fiber. Kala chana is also a rich source of iron which helps prevent anemia and boosts your energy levels. Being high in protein and fiber it is good for weight loss. Kala chana can be soaked over night and then consumed as it is or can be boiled with very little salt and consumed. They can be used to make gravy curries using onion and tomato paste. Or can be added to salads along with chopped tomato, onion, chili, cilantro and lime juice. Salad  can be served as a evening snack or consumed as a  light and simple dinner or lunch.

Today I will be preparing a great evening snack specially for monsoon season. What comes to your mind when it comes to monsoon season.......yes,  crispy  and spicy pakodas and  bajiyas with a cup of  hot tea or coffee. Today I have made yummy and crunchy vada or pakoda with soaked  black chana. Check out the ingredients and procedure below.....

This recipe goes to day 1 week 2 of Blogging Marathon 115 under the theme" Kids Delight - Monsoon Delights".


Kala Chana soaked 2 cups
Ginger root  1 inch
Green chili 6
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Chopped onion 1/2 cup ( optional )
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Wash kala chana througly and soak over night, drain water and wash once again.
Drain the water completly and transfer to mixer jar.
Add cumin seeds, ginger and green chili.
Grind to course paste.
Remove to mixing bowl, add salt and chopped cilantro.
Mix everything well.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Make small patties / tiki / circular shaped vada and drop few at a time in hot oil.
Fry on medium heat until nice and crisp.
Remove and serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for Blogging Marathon 115.

Sending this recipe to Srivalli's Kids Delight event hosted by  Kalyani for this month. 


vaishali sabnani said...

I have made kebabs from black channa , but vada sounds very interesting , will try them soon , easy , delicious and perfect for the season .

Srivalli said...

This is really one innovative one to make Sushma. sounds very good...and looks sinful too!

Suma Gandlur said...

So delicious. This sounds like a yummy falafel variation.

Rafeeda AR said...

Have never heard or seen vadas with black chana dal... this is absolutely delicious, with a cup of hot chai...

Harini R said...

superb idea. Love the crunchy vada with tea or dunked in sambar.