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Vada-Indian Snack Food


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 4:00 h
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 4:10 h

A delightful treat for any curry meal , party or starter.


  • 1/2 cup(s) Chana Dal
  • 1/2 cup(s) Split Moong Dal
  • 2 Medium Sized Boiled and Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Chopped Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Crushed Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Crushed Coriander
  • 1 litre(s) Oil to fry


Step 1

Wash and soak chana and moong dal in four cups of water for at least four hours or more, after soaking the dal will be about double the volume.

Step 2

Blend dal coarsely, add water if needed to blend but not more than 2-3 tablespoons. I use a food processor; it does a good job for blending dal coarsely without much water.

Step 3

Next mix all the ingredients together; this will make soft and crumbly dough. Divide the dough into 7-8 equal parts and make them into patties with a centre hole.

Step 4

Heat the oil in saucepan over medium high heat. Par deep-fry the patties until they are light brown - about 5 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before double-frying.

Step 5

Increase oil heat and fry them again until they are golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with pickles or chutney.

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