Dal Vada Recipe

Crispy Delight

Originating in India, Dal Vada is a beloved snack with a history dating back centuries. Made from Bengal gram and spices, it’s a flavorful and crispy treat enjoyed worldwide.

Dal Vada Recipe

When it comes to delightful and satisfying snacks, few things beat the flavor-packed goodness of Dal Vada. Also known as Lentil Fritters, this traditional Indian snack is a favorite among many. Whether you're looking for a tasty evening snack or a delightful addition to your meal, Dal Vada is the perfect choice. In this blog, we'll walk you through an easy and delicious Dal Vada recipe designed to serve two people, ensuring you can enjoy this crispy delight without any fuss.

Prep Time 2 hrs Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 2 Calories: 70 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Soaking the Chana Dal:
    • Start by rinsing the chana dal thoroughly in cold water until the water runs clear.
    • Soak the chana dal in enough water for about 3-4 hours. This will help in easy grinding and also result in crispier vadas.
  2. Grinding the Mixture:
    • Drain the soaked chana dal and grind it to a coarse paste without adding too much water. The texture should be grainy, not smooth.
    • Transfer the ground dal mixture to a mixing bowl.
  3. Mixing and Seasoning:
    • To the dal mixture, add chopped onions, green chilies, cilantro, ginger paste, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and salt.
    • Mix all the ingredients well to ensure even distribution of flavors.
  4. Shaping the Vadas:
    • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
    • While the oil is heating, wet your hands slightly and take a small portion of the dal mixture. Shape it into a small ball and flatten it to form a vada.
    • Make sure the vadas are not too thick, as this will ensure even cooking.
  5. Frying the Vadas:
    • Carefully slide the shaped vadas into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
    • Fry the vadas until they turn golden brown and crispy on both sides. This will take about 3-4 minutes per side.
    • Once done, use a slotted spoon to remove the vadas and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  6. Serving and Enjoying:
    • Your crispy and delicious Dal Vadas are now ready to be served.
    • Serve the vadas hot with your favorite chutney or sauce, such as mint chutney or tamarind chutney.
    • Pair the Dal Vadas with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful evening snack.
  7. Conclusion:
    • With its irresistible crunch and flavorful interior, Dal Vada is a treat that's hard to resist. This easy-to-follow recipe is designed to serve two, making it a perfect choice for a cozy evening with a loved one. So, roll up your sleeves, gather the ingredients, and embark on a culinary journey that promises a plate full of satisfaction and smiles!
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70kcal
Calories from Fat 36kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 99mg5%
Potassium 6mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g4%

Calcium 24 mg
Iron 1 mg
Phosphorus 1 mg
Magnesium 1 mmol

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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