Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dal Vada / Masal Vadai / Lentil Fritters

Time for Blog Hopping again and this is the 8th week for BLOG HOP WEDNESDAY pairing is with Priya of BON APPETIT...She has a gr8 space with so many yumm delicacies, among which i decided to make these yummy Vada/Vadai/Fritter,  as it reminded me of my Mom's Dal Vada...Its a very nice combo with evening tea/coffee...:-)


1 Cup Bengal gram/ Chana Dal
2 tbsp Toor Dal/ Pigeon Peas
1 tbsp Semolina/sooji
2 red chillis
1-2 Green chillies-chopped
2-3 Garlic flakes-chopped
1'' Ginger-chopped
1 tbsp Fennel Seeds
A small pinch of Asafoetida/hing
Salt to taste
Few coriander leaves and curry leaves-chopped


Wash and soak the lentils/dal in enough water for 1-2 hr.
Retain a fistfull of dal separately and grind the rest with red chilli,ginger and garlic to a coarse paste.
Add very lil water if necessary.
In a bowl add the paste with the chopped leaves and the whole lentils.
Add salt, asafoetida, fennel seed to the above paste and mix properly.
Apply oil/water to ur hand, take 1 scoop from the paste and give it a shape of the disc.
Repeat this action with all the paste and keep the discs in a plate.
Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan/kadai.
Slid these discs in to hot oil and let them cook in medium flame till golden brown in color.

Serve hot with chutney or sauce of ur choice or enjoy them with a cup of tea/coffee....:-)

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  1. wow delicious vadai,love it with a cup of tea...

  2. Dal vada looks crispy and perfect witha cup of tea.

  3. tempting vada is perfect wit tea time

  4. Vadas look crispy n tasty. Yum!

  5. glad u liked it and thanks for the sweet intro mugdha- Rudra was scheduled for cooking from my blog and I didn't see your name against mine in the excel format. Please contact Radhika to find your slotted blogger for the next hops- but am really happy u tried my recipe- cheers

  6. Super crispy vadas,feel like having some.

  7. Wow,with a hot cup of tea,I can finish those in seconds..Nice ones Mugdha.

  8. Very crispy and delicious looking dal vadas. Amazing preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. so crispy and very tempting vada !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

  10. Perfect to have during tea time.

  11. Delicious. I want to have 1 vada. please pass some.

  12. hi mugdha, how have you been doing?
    i love to eat vadai, as snacks or for tea.
    yours looks great..yum
    have a nice day


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