Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Masal vada/Channa dal falafel

Masal Vadai is a spicy snack in south india. There are so many combination in making this dish this is my recipe..

Serving for 2 ( 10 small )

Channa  dal -- 1 cup
Red chili i -- 4nos
Curry leaves -- chopped few
Chopped onion-- 1 cup
Fennel seeds -- 1tsp
Ginger -- 1inch
garlic -- 1 no


  • Soak the Channa  dal for 2 hrs and pulse  it with   red chili ginger and garlic ( dont grind all the dal  take out 1 tsp if u like for a crunchy taste)
  •  The texture of the the ground batter should becourse so that it can be easily made into balls.
  • Add chopped onion , curry leaves , fennel seeds,  salt and asafoetida.
  • Make into round dumplings.
  • Heat the oil into medium heat and add the vada fry slowly until the whole vada is cooked. (in a hot oil only outer layer is cooked)
  • Serve hot with Chutney.

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