Masala vadai | crispy masala vada recipe| Sreelakshmikitchen

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

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Masala vadai | crispy masala vada recipe

Crispy masala vada recipe | Masala vadai is a mouthwatering, easy and crispy tea-time indian snack. It is also a popular south indian and north indian street food. This masala vada is prepared in indian hotel style. The masala vada will be very soft inside.

I love to prepare this vada often that too especially in winter season.This crunchy snack is prepared with bengal gram /channa dal, onions and spices. This masala vada/vadai recipe is easy to prepare and  will be loved by people of all ages. So, enjoy this delicious masala vada at home and share your valuable feedback. You may like our mumbai chai recipe.

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


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                           Masala vada recipe

Cooking time: less than 5 minutes for each vada

Serves: 8 masala vada


1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

For grinding

  • Chana dal / bengal gram / चना दाल / கடலை பருப்பு – 1 cup ( 1 cup = 225 ml)
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் (for soaking channa dal) – ½ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Saunf (fennel seeds) / सौंफ के बीज / பெருஞ்சீரகம்  – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick / दालचीनी / இலவங்கப்பட்டை  – 1 ½ inch
  • Red chillies / लाल मिर्च / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் – 2

For mixing

  • Onion / प्याज / வெங்காயம் – 2 (medium size – chopped)
  • Green chillies / हरी मिर्च / பச்சை மிளகாய்  – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger / अदरक / இஞ்சி – 1 ½ inch (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves / करी पत्ते / கறிவேப்பிலை– few
  • Coriander leaves / धनिये के पत्ते / கொத்துமல்லி தழை  – few
  • Hing powder (asafoetida) / हिंग / பெருங்காயம்  – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder /  गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி – ( ½ – ¾) tsp
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required
  • Rice flour / चावल का आटा / அரிசி மாவு – 3 ¼ tbsp
  • Cooking oil (refined) / vegetable oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 1 ½ tbsp + for deep frying
  1. Soak the channa dal in water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Grind the soaked channa dal with cinnamon stick, saunf (fennel seeds) and red chillies to a coarse paste.
  3. Add green chillies, ginger, onion, curry leaves, coriander leaves, hing powder (asafoetida), garam masala powder, salt (required), cooking oil (1 ½ tbsp) and rice flour to the coarse paste. Mix it well.
  4. Make balls with it.
  5. Flatten the balls and bring it to a vada shape.
  6. Deep fry it in cooking oil until it turns golden brown on both sides at low flame (simmer). Enjoy the crispy masala vada.
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