Masala Vadai (Bengal Gram Dhal Vada)

Serving: 20 pieces |Type: Snack


Kadalai paruppu -1 cup
Thur Dhal -1/4 cup
Red Chili -5
Cumin -1/4tsp
Aniseed(Sombu) -1/2tsp
Garlic -1 pod
Salt -to taste
Asafotida -1/4tsp
Water Little to grind


Onion -1/2 cup(chopped)
Coriander Leaves -2tbsp (chopped)
Curry Leaves -1tbsp (chopped)
Green Chili (optional) -1 (chopped)
Kadalai Paruppu (soaked) -2tbsp (optional)
Oil -For Frying


  1. Soak  both dhals about  1-2 hours.
  2. Grind all the ingredients listed for grinding very coarsely into a batter.
  3. Don’t add too much water.
  4. Mix all other ingredients listed for mixing, except oil.
  5. Take a pan heat with oil, make a small and round disc, place in the hot oil and fry it.
  6. Fry until it is golden brown on medium flame.
  7. Serve it hot with ketchup.


  1. You can use yellow split peas instead of both dhals.
  2. You can use cabbage instead of onion.

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