firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup chana dal for 2 hours.
drain off the water and rest for 20 minutes or until the dal drains of water completely.
transfer the soaked & drained chana dal into mixi.
also add 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli and 1 tsp cumin.
blend to a coarse paste without adding any water.
now transfer the chana dal paste to a large mixing bowl.
further add 2 tbsp coriander, 3 tbsp dill leaves, 2 tbsp curry leaves, pinch hing and ½ tsp salt.
squeeze and 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 until the dal vada turns golden and crisp.
finally, serve dal vada hot along with masala chai.