Monday, March 2, 2009

Masala vada

Masala vada made of urud dal.This tastes very good and you can eat this as a breakfast/snack.

Health benifits of Urad daal :They look like slightly dusty, black beads. Black gram is popular in the Indian Continent.These black beans with a white center are sold as urad in many Indian groceries. As halved beans, they are called urad dal. Urad dal is available unhusked with its black seedcoat and husked.A one-cup of urad dal serving contains 189 calories, 13 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber (about half a day's worth) and one gram of fat. They're very popular and are eaten throughout India, from Kashmir to Tamilnadu in the south. Most popular South Indian dishes contain urad, e.g., Idli, Dosa, Utappam, Vada etc.

Ingredients :

Urud dal-2 cups
green chilies-6
Onion-1 big
Curry leaves
Cilantro/coriander leaves-1 bunch
Mint leaves -optional
ginger -small piece(grated)
Oil for frying
jeera/cuminseeds-2 tsp
Salt to taste
1.Soak urad dal for 2 hours in water. Drain the water and grind smoothly without adding water.If required, add very less mount of water.

2.Grind ginger and green chillies,chopped onions,cumin seeds,add that mixture to batter.Add salt, curry leaves, chopped cilantro to the batter.
3.Take small amount of batter (golf ball size), make a ball first , keep it on a plastic sheet(ziplock cover) then make it flat and make a hole in the middle. It will look like a small sized donut.

4.Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the vada , flip it on the other side until it becomes golden brown on both the sides.

5.Serve with mint chutney, or you can also put these vadas in curd and soak it for an hour and eat this as a snack/breakfast.
I am sending this snack item to the 'Lentils Mela' event hosting by Ashwini .


  1. This is exactly what I am craving for now Lavanya..Its getting dark n cold here..Vadas with some coffee would be perfect..:)

  2. Vadas look yummy and perfect Lavanya!

  3. masala vada i ll die for this.. motham enaku venum... ippove

  4. Wow these vadas look very tempting !

  5. Looks perfect. I make them plain without onions and my neighbour used to make it this way and i love it too.

  6. oh my...these onion vadas...look drooling over it. i also make it without onions, next time will try with onions.

    hey, you don't have to use eggs. just follow the eggless recipe.

  7. thanks for the quick reply mahimaa..i am going make it n i will let you know once iam done :)

  8. hey lavanya, did u like the cake? what changes did u make? let me know. i hope you were not disappointed with it.

  9. Wonderful recipe, well written too. my fav' snack...lov it.

    Thanks for those lovely words at my was easy to trail back to you...nice to discover ur blog!!

  10. wow. sounds amazing.. waiting to see your cake. you shud not have added baking powder.. aayi's blog specifically told not to use baking powder.

  11. Perfectly shaped vadas!! I really mess up with the shape.. this looks great! yummy Yum!

  12. Perfect healthy recipe for the event Lavanya!

  13. These look mouthwatering...will try them out for sure...

  14. Vada looks great and inviting.

  15. Hi Lavanya,

    First time here. Nice recipes and cool presentation :)

    Vadai looks yummy. Its my all time fav. I have posted my version of Medhu Vadai in my blog My Scrawls. Do visit my blog when u get time. would be happy to receive your comments :)

  16. nice recipe....looks really good