Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint - Ila's Kitchen.  Today we are going to do a famous snack recipe in South India especially in Tamilnadu. Hope u guess???  Yup it is Vada... Yummy Vada.... Today our recipe is Masala Vada (or) Channadal Vada. This recipe belongs to South Indian Cuisine. Basically , the batter is prepared for vada and it is deep fried in round shape. There are many varieties of vada and today our variety is Masala vada..This is one of the recipes in my Pongal Platter.Lets go to our recipe preparation.....

I am sending this recipe to Radhika's Deep Fried Snacks Event.


Channa dal - 2 cups
Ginger  -  1/2 inch
Garlic - 3 pods
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Redchilli - 3 no
Cumin - 1 tspn
Onion - 2 no (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves - little
Curry leaf - little
Greenchilli - 1 no (Chopped)
Salt as required
Oil as required


Wash and soak Channadal for 4 hours.
Add cinnamon,cumin,redchilli,ginger,garlic,salt and handful of channa dal
and grind it in mixie.
Try to avoid adding water and make it as coarse paste.
Try to grind channadal in 2(or)3 sets.
Grind first 2 sets of channadal coarsely and last set finely.
It will help the batter to bind together.
Add chopped onion,greenchilli, coriander and curry leaves to batter.
Wet your hands (Palms) before making the vada shape.
Now,take the vada batter and press lightly in palm and drip it in hot oil.
Deep fry the batter both side and vada is ready.


Serving Suggestion:

Masala Vada can be served as evening snacks. This South Indian Recipe can be served with chutney and Sambhar.

Hope all would like it ... Have a Happy Cooking and Eating ....)


Viki's Kitchen said...

Vada looks so crispy and inviting. I am drooling:)

Jay said...

Hy Ila,

First time here..fascinating space you have..

Vada looks crispy n irresistable..nice clicks..

happy to follow u..
visit mine sometime..
Tasty appetite

ila said...

Hi Viki
Thanks for ur encouraging comment :)

ila said...

Hi Jay...
Thank for visiting my space....
Thanks for joining my kitchen....
U have wonderful and delicious blog :)

Priya's Feast said...

First time,i am visiting ur blog...pics r good...

ila said...

Hi Priya....
Thanks for visiting my space...
Thanks for the encouraging comment :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Ila, the vadas looks so perfect.. Need some now :)

ila said...

Hi Kirthi..
M happy dat my vada tempted u :)
Thanks for the lovely comment :)

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