Monday, September 13, 2010

Masal Vadai | Parrupu vadai | Masala Vada Recipe ( Lentil Ball fritters )

Masal Vadai Recipe
Masal Vadai / Parrupu vadai / Masala Vada Recipe


  • Channa dhal - 2 cups
  • Green chill i- 2 no,
  • Onions - 1 no ,cut very small pieces
  • fennel seeds (sombu) - 1 tsp
  • Asofodieta ( Hing ) - 1 pinch
  • Salt - As per taste
  • oil - for frying
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring ( Optional )


Soak Channa dhal in water for 3 hrs.

Drain the water completely . Take some soaked channa dhal and set  aside.

Add the remaining dhal in to the mixer with fennel seeds, asofodieta ,green chilli , and salt .Make it to a coarse paste by sprinkling little water if needed .

Transfer this coarse paste to a vessel.Now add the soaked channa dhal, curry leaf and onions and mix well.Heat oil in kadai.Make small lemon size balls and pat it on your palm and slide it in oil slowly . 

Deep fry them  till it turns golden brown color.

Serve hot with sauce . Enjoy this vada with a cup of Tea .


  1. masal vadai is my most fav vada, looks super crispy n tempting...good one dear!

  2. My fav teatime snack for the weekend. This is so tempting and fabulous. I am looking forward to the weekend now.