Dal Vada Recipe

Dal Vada is a traditional South Indian recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Dal Vada by following this easy recipe.
Dal Vada Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.7 / 10 (3 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 6
Ingredients:
  • ½ big Onion (chopped finely)
  • 1 cup Chana Dal (soaked in water for 3-4 hrs)
  • 3-4 Curry Leaves (chopped finely)
  • 2 Green Chilies (low spiced)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ tbsp Grated Coconut (fresh/frozen)
  • Pinch of Asafetida (Hing)
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Rice Flour
How to make Dal Vada:
  • Pulse the green chilies in a blender till they are coarsely grounded.
  • Drain out water from the soaked dal and pulse it a couple of times. The dal should not become a paste it should be just coarsely ground.
  • Mix all ingredients except oil.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and heat oil in it. Alongside take small dumplings out of dal mixture and flatten them in between your palms.
  • Drop these dumplings or Vada into the oil and depp fry them. Make sure the heat is between low-medium, because if the heat is high the outer portion cooks faster than the inner one giving you a semi-cooked or burnet Vada.
  • Once done remove the Vada from oil and drain it on a paper towel.
  • Serve it hot with coconut chutney.


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