Masala Vada - Masal Vadai Recipe - Paruppu Vadai Recipe

Masala Vada Recipe
Masala Vadai or Parrupu Vadai is my fav so wanted to give a try at home. As I've been used to the shop bought ones, was very skeptical whether I wud succeed in my try. But the recipe proved me wrong, it came out super crispy outside and crunchy inside...making it perfect. Ammas fav too so another reason to give a try :)
Masal Vadai

Masala Vada Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 3 hrs soaking time | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : around 20
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Channa Dal - 1 cup
Small Onion - 10 or Big onion - 1 big sized (finely chopped)
Rice flour or Rava - 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves - 3 to 4 tbsp finely chopped
Oil - for deep frying
Salt - to taste

To grind:

Fennel Seeds(Sombu) - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Garlic - 5 cloves chopped finely
Ginger - half inch piece


  1. Wash and soak channa dal for 2 to 3 hrs. Then drain the water completely and keep aside. Grind together the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a coarse paste.Set aside.
    How to make masal vadai - Step1
  2. Then grind channa dhal to a coarse mixture make sure it should be thick...Few dhal as whole here and there is fine. Then transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add onions, sooji, coriander leaves, salt, garlic fennel paste and mix well.
    How to make masal vadai - Step2
  3. Do not add water, it will look crumbly but will get together easily. Make equal lemon sized small balls out of the mixture, and pat them on your palm to form a circle to medium thickness.
    How to make masal vadai - Step4
  4. Arrange them in a plate ready to deep fry. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry them till golden brown, turning over both sides. Drain it on a tissue paper.
    How to make masal vadai - Step3
Hope you are all set for the festive mood. I am all set to prepare/try new sweets this time. So stay tuned to check the festive specials for this diwali.

Masal Vadai - Paruppu Vadai Recipe

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Masal Vadai Recipe

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