If there is one time of the day that we all look forward to the most, it is tea-time. After a long day at work, all we want is a kadak cup or chai paired with some greasy and crispy snacks. Don't you agree? From kachori, samosa to tikki, pakodas and more - there's an endless variety of tea-time snacks to choose from. Vada, for instance, is a popular choice when it comes to snacking. Be it batata vada, sabudana vada or medu vada, they all taste equally delicious! Adding to the list, here we bring you a crispy chana dal vada recipe that is sure to impress you.
Chana dal vada is a popular South Indian snack made with chana dal, onions, ginger-garlic paste and a host of flavourful masalas. You just need a few basic ingredients to make this crispy tea-time snack. These chana dal vadas are the perfect accompaniment to your evening cup of chai and can also be served as a snack to guests. Pair it with some ketchup or green chutney to relish its taste. Check out the recipe below:
Chana Dal Vada Recipe: How To Make Chana Dal Vada
To begin with the recipe, first, wash the chana dal nicely and soak it in water for 2 hours. To a blender jar, add jeera, fennel seeds, red chillies and cinnamon to make a coarse powder. Now, add the soaked chana dal and salt. Pulse it well. (Take 2 tbsp of soaked dal and spice powder and keep it aside for later use.)
Add this chana dal mixture and the one kept aside to a bowl. Add chopped onions, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and the ground spices. Mix well. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape to form small balls. Now, heat some oil in a pan on medium flame and deep-fry the vadas until they turn golden brown. Serve hot!
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About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.