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Whole Black Urad dal vada

Vada made from Black Urad lentils

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

This vada is served as Prasadam at Tirupati Temple in Andra. Few ingredients & can be prepared at home.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Whole Black Urad dal (dal with black skin)
    • 4-5 tblsp coarsely crushed Black Pepper powder
    • a pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
    • Salt to taste
    • Vegetable oil for frying


    1. Soak Urad dal for 45 mins in plain water.
    2. Grind to a medium coarse paste by adding little water at a time. Don't add too much water. It should be thick like dal vada.
    3. On a plastic sheet, apply little oil & pat a small ball of the batter into round discs. Apply oil everytime you pat it as it sticks to the hand.
    4. Deep fry on medium heat until the edges are slightly brown. Serve hot with evening tea/coffee.


    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Hi Mayask...thank u for noticing & tellimg me. Yes we add pepper powder, Salt & Hing to the ground paste, mix well & then pat it on plastic sheet. Sorry all to have missed it :(


    Hi ! Mrs.Hariprasad , Healthy Black gram Vada . When do the Pepper , Hing nd salt go in ? Is it after the dal is ground ? ? Black urad dhal is very Nutritious and excellent source of Protein and Fiber . They are rich in complex Carbohydrates , Vitamins and Minerals .

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