Healthy chana dal vada recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
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Chana dal vada is a protein-rich snack recipe. These are easy to make, healthy, yummy and nutritious too.
  • Channa dal or Bengal gram dal – 1 cup, soaked for 4-5 hours in the water
  • Onions – 1 medium (chopped)
  • Green chilies – few (according to taste)
  • Asafoetida or Hing – a pinch
  • Ginger - 2-inch piece
  • Garlic – 5-6 cloves
  • Coriander leaves – chopped, few
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Cinnamon stick – 1(small)
  • Oil – for deep-frying
  1. First of all, soak the dal in enough water for at least 4-5 hours.
  2. Now, drain the water and add the soaked dal, ginger, garlic, green chillies, cinnamon stick in the grinder and grind to a smooth mixture using very little water.
  3. Take it out in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients to it. Mix it well.
  4. Next step is to start frying. Heat oil to deep-fry the vadas.
  5. First, divide the mixture into equal portions and flatten out on the palm of your hand to give them round shape.
  6. Fry them on low to medium heat. Cook nicely from both the sides.
  7. Fry them till they turn golden brown. Drain the vadas and remove them onto a paper towel.
  8. Crispy channa dal vada is ready. Serve hot with chutney of your choice. Enjoy!
  9. Preparation time – 6 hours (including soaking time)
  10. Cooking time – 10 minutes
Soak the dal for atleast 4-5 hours or you can soak it overnight for best results. Serve it with any chutney of your choice and it tastes best when hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 200 (depending on size of vada)
Recipe by Kreativemommy at