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Chana Dal Vada Recipe In Easy Steps –

Chana Dal Vada

Chana Dal Vada Recipe – 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.

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  • 120 grams chana dal or ½ cup chana dal/husked and split bengal gram
  • 1 cup water for soaking
  • 1 medium onion, 60 grams or ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ½ inch ginger, finely chopped, optional
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, 8 to 10 curry leaves/kadi patta
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon rock salt or add as per taste
  • oil for deep frying

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  • Rinse chana dal for a couple of times in water and soak the chana dal in water for 2 hours
  • Drain the soaked chana dal very well. there should be no water in the dal. then add the chana dal in a grinder jar.
  • without adding any water, grind to a coarse mixture. if you add water, then it becomes difficult to shape the vadas. if you are not able to grind at all, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons water and then grind.
  • now take the coarsely ground chana dal in a bowl. add ⅓ cup chopped onion, 1 or 2 green chilies (chopped), 8 to 10 curry leaves (chopped) and 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. you can also add ½ inch ginger (chopped).
  • season with salt. mix very well. check the taste and add more salt if required.
  • now make small or medium sized balls from the mixture.
  • flatten them slightly thin as then, they becomes more crisp and crunchy and place them on a plate or tray.
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  • heat oil for deep frying.
  • now carefully slid the prepared vadas in the hot oil.
  • fry them for a couple of minutes and then turn over with a slotted spoon and fry the other side. lower the flame while frying if the oil becomes too hot.
  • fry till the chana dal vadas become golden and crisp. when the onions on the crust of the vada, look golden, this means the vada is done.
  • place the fried chana dal vadas on kitchen paper towels to get rid of extra oil.
  • fry the remaining chana dal vada this way in batches.
  • serve the chana dal vada hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

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