Chana Dal Vada

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South Indian chana dal vada recipe is a crispy deep fried savory made from bengal gram. This crunchy and mildly spicy dumplings or vada are very popular in Southern India. Chana dal vada are one of my favorite vada recipe that I remember since childhood days. In Chennai you will find these vada being served by eating joints across streets. Thus its a popular street food recipe in southern India.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian, South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 1 . Chana Dal bengal gram – cups
  • a piece Beetroot â
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour â
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste â
  • 1 cup Onions chopped â
  • a leaves Curry â
  • 1 piece Red Chillies â
  • 1-2 tsp Salt fennel seeds – 1 tsp, or as per taste
  • Oil â for deep frying


  • Soak chana dal for 4 hours and blend it in mixer grinder. Add ginger garlic paste, curry leaves, red chili, fennel seeds, beetroot in jar and prepare a paste.
  • Add rice flour, salt and onions to the dal paste. Make small vadas of the prepared paste and deep fried the vadas till a golden brown colour is achieved.
  • Another healthy options is to make appes using the same paste in a appe pan. Ccover the appe pan and cook for 5 min.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or tamarind chutney.

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Richa Gupta
Richa Gupta

I love to explore healthy way of cooking in my kitchen. I share my creations on my YouTube channel "Healthy Kadai"

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