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Channa dal - 1 cup

Green chillies - 3 nos

Curry leaves(chopped) as required

Salt to taste

Onion(chopped) - 1 (big)

Ginger - small piece 

Jeera - 3 tsps


1) Soak channa dal in water for 1 - 2 hrs.

2) Grind channa dal coarsely with salt.Then to the batter add finely chopped ginger , curry leaves ,  finely chopped onion,green chillies,and jeera.

3) Mix them well.

4) Make small balls and flatten them. Spear your hand with oil and flatten them.

5) Meanwhile ,heat oil in a kadai.Once hot,deep fry vadas.Fry them till it turns golden brown and crispy .

Serve hot with chutney .

Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey


Unknown said…
crispy vadai akka
Perfect for a rainy evening with masala chai!
Sanoli Ghosh said…
A perfect tea-time snack. Very Perfectly made it Shama.

today's post:
Rumana Rawat said…
From a very long time I'm craving for this vadas.. Perfect for the weather here in UK...
Hayley Dhanecha said…
tempting snack..tasty
Chitz said…
Nice click.. Always love this snack with a cuppa chai :)
nayana said…
a perfect snack with hot tea... today's post :
scrumptious vadai's...
Unknown said…
My all-time favorite vadas... Look crispy and superb Shama :-)
Mira said…
Shama, they look so crisp and make me drool..
I am having my tea now how I wish I have this vada to go with it
Shobha said…
Can't resist eating these.. !
Unknown said…
You have boosted our thrust of having spicy food. I generally prefer less oil food for breakfast recipes but sometimes excited to eat vada at nearby restaurant.
perfectly fried vadas n luks very crispy.
cookbookjaleela said…
tempting parrupu vadai
Lovely and tempting masala vadai

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Red Chillies - 25 gms
Coriander seeds - 15 gms
Cumin seeds - 10 gms
Black Pepper- 10 gms
Biriyani Leaf- 3
Cloves - 10 gms
Dried and fried Garlic cloves - 10 nos
Cinnamon sticks - few
Staranise - few
Dried Mint - 5 tsps
Kasthuri Methi - few 
Mustard - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 5 gms
Kuskus - 1 tsp


1) Dry fry them one by one and grind them to a fine powder with sufficient salt.
2) Store them in an air tight container.

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