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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Masal Vadai

                    Masal Vadai is also called Ama Vadai, I like this crispy Channa Dal fritters.
You can see it in most of the hotels and tea stalls.
Some  8 years back when we were in Guindy, Chennai, there was a shop which sells this masal vadai for just 1 Rupees...
That shop operates only in evening and till 8.00 PM, but the whole 4 hours it will be so rush and the sale was always in peak.

Here goes the recipe...


Channa dal - 1 cup
Curry leaves - hand full
Asefodita - 2 pinch
Dried Red chilly - 2
Onion - 1 no.
Fennel seed - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil to fry.


Soak the Channa dal for 2 hours

Drain the water from dal and grind it along with curry leaves, salt and red chilly.
The consistency should be coarse. Just sprinkle water and grind.
Add finely chopped onion and fennel seeds to the coarsely grinded mixture.
Make a round ball shape and pad it in between your palm to semi flat.
deep fry in oil, flip to turn back so that it will cook evenly.
Now take out the fritters by draining excess oil.
Its ready to serve



  1. Yummy masal vadai dear..........looks crispy

  2. Love Masal vadai and I make it all the time.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love Masala vadai any time, my all time fav...

  4. Lovely vadais.oru doubt...aren't these same as parupu vadai?correct me if i'm wrong?

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    1. Yeah yes, its also called Paruppu Vadai

  5. If only I could get my hands on some right now....so delightful!!!

  6. very crispy and delicious vada :) My all time fav snack wish i cud grab some from the screen !!


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