MASALA VADA , This spiced south indian fritters are very crunchy , tasty and perfect as Tea time snack or can include in your meal..A typical flavour and taste of Mint, Fresh Coconut and other spices will be a treat to your tastebuds. Very easy , very quick (if ingredients r bit ready 🙂 )and super delicious Vada.
This is my long due post. I love this vada with Rasam and Rice 🙂 🙂 . In this recipe have not added Ginger and Chopped Onions, one can add as per taste.
In this recipe, we have to soak Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram for at least 5-6 hrs. If you are running short of time, soak dal in warm water for 1.5hr or so. Before grinding drain this dal nicely. At time of grinding one don’t need water. Still if you feel it hard to grind, just add 1-2 tsp water and grind. It should be coarse , dont grind like paste. If some whole chana dal is there,it will be awesome in taste. So dont grind fully.
So lets see the recipe with details..
- 1 cup Chana Dal (Soaked and drained)
- 2-3 Green Chillies
- 2-3 Dry Red Chillies
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander, chopped
- 1/4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves , chopped
- 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut , Grated
- 1/2 tsp Hing
- Oil for frying
Drain the soaked Chana dal nicely. In mixer jar take dal, green chillies, red chillies, cumin seeds. Grind coarsely. In mixing bowl take grinded dal. Now add Coriander, mint, coconut, salt and hing. Mix nicely. Take a small portion on your palm and give shape of vada.
Fry this vadas in hot oil till golden and crispy.
Serve hot with Favourite chutney or tomato ketchup or Hot cup of Tea / Coffee.
Hope you all will love this Vada. Will wait to hear from you 🙂 🙂
Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂