Masala Vadai

Masala vada is one of my all time fav snack and it can be made in jiffy. I realised just a few days back that I don have this recipe in my space .Just a simple recipe would turn good if one's dough and the frying part is done good. Seriously, I like to speak out / talk rather than putting it on the paper..  Am a lazy lazy gal.. So, with no more writing, let's cut to the chase...


Ingredients :

To grind :
Channa Dhal --- 1 1/2 cups
Dry red chillies -- 2 nos.
Green chillies -- 1 nos.
Saunf / Fennel seeds -- 1 1/2 tsp 
Cinnamon -- 1 inch piece
To combine :
Onion -- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Garlic -- 2 tbsp , finely sliced ( optional )
Ginger -- 1 tbsp , very finely chopped / grated
Green chilly -- 1 no, finely chopped
Curry leaves -- 1 sprig
Coriander leaves -- 1 sprig 
Salt -- to taste
Hing -- a big pinch

Method:
  • Soak the channa dhal for minimum 45 mts to 2 hours . Uing a blender / mixie , grind the ingredients in the following order.
  • Add the Dry red chillies , saunf and the cinnamon and give a nice blend to a coarse paste . Then add the green chillies and give a whip. Add the soaked channa dhal but reserve half a hand of soaked channa dal to combine later.
  • Now grind everything to a coarse paste ,sprinkling very little water if u r unable to run the mixie / blender. ( make sure it's a tight thick paste.. i.e .. Literally, there should not be more than few drops of water )
  • Transfer the coarsely ground paste in a ixing bowl and drop in all the ingredients one by one from the table " To Combine " and mix well with the paste. Finally add reserved channa dal to this mixture and combine well. 
  • Heat a kadai with oil over medium heat for 3 minutes ..( most probably !!! -- Check the temperature of the oil b4 dropping the vadai's. Oil should not be smoking hot .)
  • Take a small sized ball of this dough on ur palm and press / apply pressure on top by closing ur palm with ur other hand. Drop it in the oil and cook for a minute or so on both sides until they turn golden brown..Place the vadai's on a kitchen tissue and drain the excess oil.
  • Njoy with chutneys , Pickles or relish as such.. Hot Hot !!! 
Note :
  • Adding cinnamon is optional, I like adding both cinnamon and Fennel seeds. U may add any one to suit ur taste buds.
  • If u in a hurry, just soak the dhal for 30 to 45 minutes..
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    Happy eating guys,

    30 comments:

    1. tempting and delicious!...beautiful clicks!
      Smitha
      Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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    2. you got a killer vadai here yourself :) What I would give for one of those crunchy yums :)particularly love the crispy curry leaf sticking out - They taste soo good fried!!!

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    3. gorgeous looking vadais.love the pictures.

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    4. Vadais look awesome dear. Great snack.

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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    5. wow so tempting vada !! wonderful clicks !!

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    6. Perfect crispy vadais....yummy clicks...

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    7. Great vadais...Very suitable with sambar...

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    8. yummy , crispy vadai.. can i join u for tea..?

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    9. Perfect looking vadais...lovely colour and the texture.

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    10. கலக்குறிங்க ஷானவி..கலர்புல்லாக இருக்கு..

      எனக்கு அப்படியே இங்கே பார்சல் அனுப்பிவிடுங்க..

      இதுவரை சினமன் சேர்த்து செய்தது இல்லை..அடுத்த முறை செய்து பார்க்கிறேன்..

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    11. What a crispy vada:-) perfect with a cup of hot tea!!

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    12. Rendu vadaya yeduthukalama?? superaa irruku crispy vadais..

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    13. super crispy vadai...love with tea time!!

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    14. I love this vadas i prepared those yesterday . Urs too looks very yummy and perfect.

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    15. Perfect and delicious vadai.. looks simply awesome dear.. thanks for sharing !!
      Indian Cuisine

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    16. Absolutely droolworthy. These vadas are my most favorite snack and it was an unwritten rule in our family when I was young that my mother had to make them on my birthdays. :)

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    17. Lovely masal vadai. Beautiful clicks

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    18. Wow this is really tempting me,perfect and yummy,beautiful clicks.

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    19. pass me one now please!!! looks so delicious!!

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    20. Lovely clicks!!! Tempting vadas..:)
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

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    21. delicious! what a great click!

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    22. Can I get a parcel of these ? I would love to have them right now :)))
      Totally droolworthy stuff!
      US Masala

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    23. Crispy and irresistable vada... Adding saunf in it is new to me..

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    24. Am having my tea and a couple of these would be a great addition!!Super vadais...

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    25. Masala vadai looks delicious, i am having my tea now, wish i could get a bite.

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    26. These pictures are truly gorgeous..Great recipe, This would be great with a cup of tea..drooling!!

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    27. totally yum looking and my favourite- with a cutting chai this one is perfect !

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    28. Very Inviting and crispy vada...

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