Dal Vada

Dal Vada is filled with the goodness of protein and other spices. A perfect snack during morning and evenings usually served with chutney.


  • 1 Cup Chana Dal (soaked for 6 hours)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Inch Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 – 2 Garlic Cloves (optional)
  • 2 – 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
  • Curry Leaves
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil (for deep frying)


Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

  1. Drain all the water from the soaked dal. Add this soaked dal, ginger, green and red chillies, fennel seeds to a mixer and blend into a coarse paste. If the mixture is too dry, add 2 to 3 tbsps of water.
  2. Empty the paste in a mixing bowl, add finely chopped coriander, curry leaves, onion, finely chopped garlic and salt to taste. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai.
  4. Take small portions of the mixture and make them into flat circular discs. 
  5. Drop them into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  6. Serve with fresh mint chutney.