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Masala Vada Making

Masala Vada Recipe

Masala Vada | Paruppu Vadai | Dal Vada - Make South India's favorite street snack with this easy recipe with step-by-step photos.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 16 Vadas
Calories 80 kcal



  • 1 cup Chana Dal
  • 2 nos onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon corinader leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Curry Leaves finely chopped
  • 6 nos garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 teaspoon saunf
  • 3 nos green chillies
  • salt as required
  • oil for frying

How to make:

  • Soak the chana dal for 2 hours in water.
  • Add onion, coriander leaves and curry leaves in a mixing bowl.
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  • In a mixer, add ginger, garlic, saunf and green chillies.
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  • Grind it for ten seconds.
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  • Add the ground mixture in the mixing bowl.
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  • Take half of the soaked dal and add it into the mixer. Dont add water.
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  • Grind for 10 seconds and should not grind finely.
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  • Add the ground mixture to the mixing bowl. Don't add water.
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  • Next half portion of the soaked dal also grind it in the same way, and add to the mixing bowl.
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  • Add the required salt to it.
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  • Mix thoroughly.
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  • Add one small ball of the small and make it to flatten in the hand. Dont take any water to make a ball.
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  • Heat the oil in the kadai and add the vada dough into it.
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  • Add one by one vada dough to the oil slowly. Try to keep maximum four in the kadai. Fry it in the medium flame.
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  • Fry it on both sides and it should be light brown in color.
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  • Yummy vada is ready to serve with tea.
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Nutrition / Calories (Estimate only)

Nutrition Facts
Masala Vada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 74mg90%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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