Cuisine: South Indian
Chana dal – 1 cup soaked
Onion – 2 finely chopped
Green chilli – 2 finely chopped
Fennel seeds – 1 tsp crushed
Garlic – 5 nos crushed
Curry leaves – few chopped
Oil – As required
Salt – As per taste
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Wash 1 cup chana dal and soak it in water for 2 hours.
Drain off water and keep aside. Make sure there is no water in the dal.
In a mixie jar add soaked dal then pulse it several times to get a coarse mixture.
To a mixing bowl, add ground chana dal, salt, onion, green chilli, curry leaves, crushed garlic, fennel seeds.
Mix all the ingredients together to get a well binded mixture.
To check take a small portion of the dough and shape to a vada. The mixture should hold shape well and not fall apart.
In a pan heat oil on medium flame for deep frying.
Take a small ball sized mixture, press down in your palm to form a vada and drop in hot oil.
Later turn it to the other side and fry until golden & crisp on both the sides.
Masala vada is ready! Serve hot with coconut chutney.
Simple, Safe & Quick