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masala vada recipe
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masala vada recipe | masala vadai | paruppu vadai | chattambade recipe

easy masala vada recipe | masala vadai | paruppu vadai | chattambade recipe
Course snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 Servings


  • 1 cup chana dal / kadle bele
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 3 kashmiri red chilli dried
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • few curry leaves chopped
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying


  • firstly, in a large bowl wash and soak 1 cup chana dal, 2 tbsp urad dal and 3 red chilli for 2 hours.
  • further, drain off the water and rest for 10 minutes. so that all water will be drained off.
  • transfer the dal to a blender and blend to coarse paste without adding any water. add just a tsp of water if required.
  • now transfer the coarse dal paste into large mixing bowl.
  • add in 1 green chilli, 1 inch ginger, ½ onion, few curry leaves, 3 tbsp coriander leaves, pinch of hing and salt to taste.
  • combine them well.
  • furthermore grease your hand with oil and prepare small balls, flatten the vada.
  • and deep fry in hot oil.
  • also stir occasionally till the vada turns golden and crisp.
  • finally, serve masala vada hot along with masala chai.