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Recipe: Channa Vada

Updated on September 6, 2008

Channa Vadas Fry

This is good old recipe for vadas which I used to enjoy as a snack since I was kid


  1. Channa dal 1 cup (also called Bengal gram or chickpea dal)
  2. 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 tbsp salt
  4. Chillies 6 (add more if you like very spicy), finely chopped
  5. Dil 10 branches
  6. few curry leaves cut in small pieces
  7. Coriander leaves - 5 branches
  8. 1/4 tbsp garam masala
  9. Little bit ginger & garlic paste - optional
  10. pinch of baking soda

Preparation method

  • Soak channa dal for at least 2 hours
  • Grind into semi paste (don't grind it into fine paste)
  • Cut all veggies and mix everything together, paste should be thick not watery
  • Heat cooking oil and make paste into 3 inch round and fry it in oil until golden brown

Enjoy these crunchy vadas with/without chutney. These vadas have never failed to impress guests. I love to make these vadas on a cold/snowy/rainy day and enjoy with chai (tea) or coffee.

bon appetit


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      manjuvreddy 7 years ago from USA

      Thank you Smitha, glad you liked the recipe.

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      Smitha 9 years ago

      I tried this recipe, it's awesome. My husband was really impressed. I will do it again. Thanks for sharing it. :)