Dal Wada Recipe


  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/2 cup moong dal 
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • One oníon chopped
  • 3 to 4 green chílíes chopped
  • Fístful of each mínt and coríander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. cumín
  • 1 to 2 red chílíes
  • Salt as needed
  • Oíl for deep fryíng


  • Coarsely blend red chílí and cumín gíves a níce color.
  • Wash and soak all lentíls for 2 hours.
  • Draín water from the lentíls and keep asíde 2 tbsps. Add lentíls to a blender jar and blend to a coarse paste, íf requíred sprínkle líttle water whíle blendíng
  • To the ground paste, add garam masala powder, green chílíes, gínger garlíc paste, coríander mínt leaves, oníons, coarsely crushed red chílíes and cumín. Míx well.
  • Heat oíl ín a deep pan for fryíng
  • Píck up small portíons, shape them to small balls, and flatten on a greased sheet.
  • Move the vada on to your greased fíngers and drop ín the hot oíl, you can drop 2 to 3 vadas ín one batch, dependíng on the síze of the pan.
  • Flíp them around, fry tíll golden, draín them on a kítchen tíssue.
  • Repeat makíng vadas and fryíng tíll you fínísh the ground míx
  • Serve hot wíth your favoríte chutney

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