Sunday, October 10, 2010

Masal Vadai

  • Kadalai Paruppu/Channa dhal - 2 cups
  • Ulutham Paruppu/Urud dhal - 5 tsp
  • Onion - 2 big 
  • Dry Chillies - 4 (chopped finely)
  • Green chillies - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Garlic - 6 cloves (chopped finely)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 2" (crushed to pieces)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt as per taste

  • Soak the dhall for nearly 3 to 4 hours.
  • Filter the water throughly and take 5 tsp of soaked channa dhall and keep it aside.
  • In the mixie or food processor, grind the soaked dhall. (do not add water).
  • Transfer this into a big bowl and mix the other ingredients except oil.
  • To this add the 5 tsp of channa dhall which is kept aside and mix well again.
  • In a kadai, pour enough oil and heat it keeping in medium flame.
  • Make them in to vadai shape and put it in the oil slowly. 
  • Fry till golden brown and take it out.
  • Serve hot.
[Note: If the mixture is not sticking together, slightly dip your hand in water and then do the vadai shape and then it will stick together]

This goes to the following beautiful events
  • CFK - Festive foods hosted by Suma and started by Sharmi
  • Only Event - Festive foods hosted by Preeti and started by Pari
  • Kids Delight - Finger Food by Srivalli

And below is the thankyou card got from Neha for participating in Kids Menu Event. Sorry for posting it after a long time dear....

26 lovely comments:


wonderful snack for raining cold days, craving for one now :)


Hi Akila,

I liked the way you interacted with me dear...Very friendly..

Masala vadai is yumm...


Priya Suresh

My fav anytime, crispy beauties tempts me a lot..

Jeyashris Kitchen

masala vada looks very nice and well presented. Never tried adding urad dal.will try next time


looks crispy and yummy..

Menaga Sathia

அருமை,அப்படியே எடுத்து சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு....


one of my favourite snacks flavourful delicious


looks crisp and perfect looking chana dal vadas !


perfect crisp vadas!


crispy vadas presented neatly..


Yummy snack!Good to have with a cup of chai :)

Sadhana Valentina

nice vadai!

chaitrali pathak

nice vadas

Padhu Sankar

So tempting

Suja Manoj

Crispy and yummy vadas..looks so good


Oh..they look soooooo crispy n tempting..very nicely done Akila!

US Masala

Nandinis food

Wow! Yummy masal vada! Very tempting and delicious!


Delicious vadai..would love have it with cup of tea!!


masala vada looks so crispy n delicious ..yummy



Nice presentation and yummy...

Jolene - EverydayFoodie

Very lovely presentation!


Masala vadai looks tempting and delicious.I enjoy eating it with rasam.

Pushpa @


Hi Akila..nice decoration..and vada looks yummy dear..

My Kitchen Antics

excellent tea time snack


nice masalvadai..porumaiyaa kariveppilai-ya adukki irukkeengka!nallaa irukku.:)

Suma Gandlur

Love the presentation.

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