Masala Vada Recipe | Masal Vadai | Paruppu vadai recipe
Masala Vada Recipe | Masal Vadai | Paruppu vadai recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Masala Vada is crispy and crunchy tea time snack made with chana dal. It is also called as paruppu(means lentils in tamil) vadai or chana dal vadai. Hot hot masala vada with Tea is perfect combo for evening snacks.
It is so popular in street side stalls and restaurants in South India. We all love Medu Vada more than masala vada. So it will appear in our menu occasionally only. You should grind the batter coarsely to make it crunchy. Add any spices of your choice. Fennel and garlic makes it more flavorful. It is so quick and easy to make once you have the dal soaked.
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Challenge for this month in Shhh Secretly cooking challenge FB group is Hot Pot theme suggested by Priya. I have bookmarked her tempting Burger with sweet potato patty to try soon. My partner for this month is Jayashree who blogs at evergreendishes. I gave her salt and pepper and she made the healthy Green peas soup . She gave me chana dal and green chilli and I made this crispy masala vada.
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How to make Masala Vada with step by step pictures
Wash and soak the chana dal for 2-3 hours.
Drain the water completely and keep it aside. Take garlic, fennel and red chilli in a mixer.
Grind it coarsely.
Reserve handful of chana dal and add the remaining dal to mixer.
Pulse it 2-3 times and grind the chana dal mixture coarsely. Add few drops of water if required while grinding.
Transfer to the bowl. Add salt, reserved chana dal, finely chopped onions, green chilli, curry leaves and coriander leaves to it.
Mix all ingredients well and mixture should be dry and easy to shape.
Take small lemon sized ball and flatten them in your hands.
Heat oil and drop the shaped vada and fry them till golden.
Drain them in tissue and repeat the same for rest of the mixture.
Crispy and crunchy masala vada is ready. Serve them with chutney.
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