Simple masala vada recipe | masala vadai | Sreelakshmikitchen

Simple masala vada recipe | masala vadai is with detailed video and photo recipe. It is known as  मसाला वडा in hindi language and மசாலா வடை in tamil language.

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Simple masala vada recipe | masala vadai image

Simple masala vada recipe | masala vadai is a simple, easy, delicious, crispy, tasty , soft and scrumptious tea-time south indian snack. It is also a popular south indian and north indian street food. This masala vada is prepared in indian hotel style.

This is a crispy snack prepared with bengal gram /channa dal, onions and spices. Tasty masala vada/vadai will be loved by people of all ages. The preparation of masala vada is very simple and easy. So, enjoy this delicious masala vada at home.

Simple masala vada recipe | masala vadai with step by step video recipe (youtube) is below

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                 Simple masala vada recipe | masala vadai

Cooking time: 5-7 minutes

Serves: 9 (big sized masala vadas)

Ingredients
  • Chana dal/ bengal gram / चना दाल / கடலை பருப்பு – 1 cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் (for soaking bengal gram) – ¾ cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Salt /  नमक / உப்பு  – required
  • Red chillies / लाल मिर्च / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் (medium size) – 9 
  • Ginger / अदरक / இஞ்சி – an inch piece (finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves / लहसुन लौंग / பூண்டு பற்கள் – 4 (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies /  हरी मिर्च / பச்சை மிளகாய் – 1  (finely sliced)
  • Saunf / fennel seeds / सौंफ के बीज / பெருஞ்சீரகம் – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் தூள் – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder / गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி  – ½ tsp
  • Onions / प्याज / வெங்காயம் (big size) – 1 (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves / धनिये के पत्ते / கொத்துமல்லி தழை  (chopped) – 3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves / करी पत्ते / கறிவேப்பிலை (chopped) – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Rice flour /  चावल का आटा / அரிசி மாவு  – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Cooking oil/vegetable oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய்– for deep frying
Method
  1. Soak the chana dal/bengal gram in the required water for 3- 5 hours ( drain if there is any excess water present after soaking).
  2. Drain the excess water (if it is present) in the soaked dal and grind to a coarse paste with the red chillies. Bengal gram coarse paste is ready.
  3. Add the onions, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, saunf (fennel seeds), garlic cloves, rice flour, salt (required), ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and curry leaves to it. Mix it well.
  4. Make balls with the mixture and flatten it to a round shape vada using hands (if you feel the mixture is sticking to your hands while flattening it to round, then dip the hands in a bowl of water, dry and grease your hands with little cooking oil. If it is not comfortable to flatten it directly on hands, use a greased plastic sheet/plantain leaf and then, slip it gently into the cooking oil).
  5. Deep fry the flattened vada in the cooking oil until it turns golden brown in a kadai at medium flame. Turn off the flame.
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