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Masala vada

hot favourite!!

Recipe by sneha of Abu Dhabi, AE

a snack very special to the south indians and made for their vegetarian guests...sure is every one's favourite

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup channa dal
    • 1 tsp saunf
    • 3-4 red chiilies
    • 2-3 cloves
    • 1/2 inch cinnamon
    • 3-4 pods of garlic
    • few sprigs of coriander and curry leaves chopped
    • 1 onion finely chopped
    • salt to taste


    1. soak channa dal for 3-4 hours and grind coarsely without adding any water.
    2. grind or pound the red chilli,cloves, cinnamon,saunf and garlic without removing its skin.
    3. add these to the ground dal and mix the onions and the coriander and curry leaves and salt.
    4. make lemon sized balls and flatten them on ur palm and let into oil for deep frying.
    5. serve hot with coconut chutney


    Mr Shah

    Very good tea time Snack. thanks



    thanx hanabee...


    Hi sneha thank you for this yummy recipe.


    Good stuff, dear Rajeshwari, thanks for sharing the recipe, indeed.



    a yummy vada,my favourite too.saunf adds more taste