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Masala Vadai ~ Spiced Lentil Fritters

Dec 23, 2012     one comment.

I’m resorting to re-posting some of the old posts from my previous blog. My apologies. I’ve been swamped with friends, events and so on to even think about editing the 300 photos in my drafts folder, let alone write about them! But, I’ll be ready with a new post today! 🙂 This is a guest post by Vardhini from Cooksjoy who did this for me long back!

Masala Vadai is a snack that is favored by most people. It is deep fried, but you can also make a healthy version of it using the Paniyaram Pan. There is hardly any difference in taste between the two methods. I am going to explain both the methods here. Have you’ll bought the paniyaram pan yet?

Let’s get started!

Soak channa dal and red chillies for 2 hours.

Take the dals and red chillies in a blender along with garlic, fennel seeds and salt

Grind coarsely.

To the ground dal add onions.

Add coriander leaves.

Mix well.

Take a small portion of the mix.

Flatten to form a vadai.

Deep fry in hot oil.
 
Vadais are done when they are golden brown on both sides.

Healthy Alternative
A healthy alternative to the deep fried version is to use the kuzhi paniyaram pan. Heat the pan and add 1/4 tsp oil to each groove. Place a small portion of the dal mix in the groove.

Flip over after a couple of minutes or so and let the other side cook. Healthy vadai ready.

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Masala Vadai ~ Spiced Lentil Fritters


  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 pieces 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup channa dal soaked for 2 hours (Kadala Paruppu or Split Black chickpea)
  • 4 red chillies (Adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt (as per your taste)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil to deep fry

Instructions

  1. Soak channa dal and red chillies for 2 hours.
  2. Take the dals and red chillies in a blender along with garlic, fennel seeds and salt
  3. Grind coarsely.
  4. To the ground dal add onions.
  5. Add coriander leaves.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Take a small portion of the mix.
  8. Flatten to form a vadai.
  9. Deep fry in hot oil.
  10. Vadais are done when they are brown on both sides.

Healthy Alternative

  1. A healthy alternative to the deep fried version is to use the kuzhi paniyaram pan. It i a pan with egg sized grooves in it.
  2. Heat the pan and add 1/4 tsp oil to each groove. Place a small portion of the dal mix in the groove.
  3. Flip over after a couple of minutes or so and let the other side cook. Healthy vadai ready.

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