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Masala Vada/ Parippu Vada/ Dal Vada (Lentil Fritters)

Masala Vada is a popular South Indian snack which has gained popularity in other parts of the country as well. Ideally the vadas are made with ginger in it, but I have used garlic as I love the garlic taste. You may choose either to suit your taste. I have mentioned the quantity to be used.

Masala Vada/ Parippu Vada/ Dal Vada (Lentil Fritters)

Masala Vada/ Parippu Vada/ Dal Vada (Lentil Fritters)

Masala Vada is a popular South Indian snack which has gained popularity in other parts of the country as well. Ideally the vadas are made with ginger in it, but I have used garlic as I love the garlic taste. You may choose either to suit your taste. I have mentioned the quantity to be used. Masala

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Bengal gram lentils (Chana dal)
  • 3 - 4 cloves Garlic (or Ginger 1/4" piece)
  • 6 Shallots
  • 1 - 2 Green chilli
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves Chopped
  • to taste Salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak the lentils in water for at least 2 hours.
  • Take a handful of the soaked lentils and keep aside.
  • Grind the remaining lentils along with rest of the ingredients(except coriander leaves), without water, to a slightly coarse mixture.
  • Add the coriander leaves and the lentils (which has been kept aside) and mix well.
  • Adjust the seasoning.
  • Take small portions of the mixture and form a ball.
  • Flatten it on your palm (1/2" thick) to discs.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • When the oil is hot, deep fry the vadas on medium heat till brown on one side.
  • Flip and cook the other side till it turns brown.
  • Drain and place on absorbant paper.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or have it plain.

Notes

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