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Chana Dal Vada

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Chanadal Vadas are spicy and crispy vadas that are usually prepared at every street corner in South India. These are very popular evening snacks especially loved by kids.

Serves – 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Soaking time – 1 hr
Cooking time – 30 mins

  • Split Bengal gram (Chana dal) (wah, drain and soak in water for 1 hr) – 1 Cup
  • Green Chillies – to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Garlic – 1 Clove
  • Water – if required
  • Cilantro – 2 Tbsp
  • Oil – to deep fry


Drain all the water from the soaked dal. Add all the ingredients into the food processor or a blender and make a coarse paste. If needed add couple of Tbspns of water.

Heat the oil for deep frying and form the paste into 2 inch round patties. Make a few patties and keep them ready to fry in hot oil. Fry the pattice till they are golden all over. Serve them as is or with some tomato ketchup

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