Urad dal (black gram)     2 cups
     Onion                             1
     Green chili                       2-3
     Coriander leaves             2-3 stalks
     Ginger piece                   1
     Fresh coconut piece        1
     Salt                                 2 tsp
     Oil for deep frying

Wash and soak the dal/lentils overnight.
Drain out the water in the morning and make a paste of it in a mixie. (keep the mixture slightly course).  Empty the dal paste into a vessel and add finely chopped onions, chopped green chilie, coriander, finely chopped ginger and small pieces of coconut and salt. Mix it well into the mixture.  

Heat the oil in a wok/kadai, when the oil is hot,  wet your hands, take small ball size amount of the mixture and flatten it on your wet palm, making a small hole in the centre of the mixture and deep fry it few at a time.  (You can even take a clean plastic paper, wet it and make these small  rounds on it )  Fry the vadas  both sides till golden brown.  Remove it onto a plate with tissue paper so that the excess  oil is absorbed.  You can serve it with tomato sauce, coconut chutney or sambhar.


  1. These look yummy!! You have a great blog here with lovely recipes!
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  2. These look soft and delicious. I almost felt like lifting a few of them and devouring them with coconut or tomato chutney!

  3. hahahaha!! Wish we could do that!!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by dear.
    Vadas look crispy and yummy.

  5. First time here. Vada looks so soft and yummy. Happy to follow you.

  6. Yummy....Love them...
    Thanks for visiting my space...Following you..

  7. @Anu... Thanks anu!!
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  8. first time in your space...these vadas look very delicious ! happy to follow ur space here :-)do visit mine when u hav time :-)

  9. vada looks crispy and yummy....

  10. Thanx for dropping by at my space,vada is my fav..yummy..
    Glad to follow u.

  11. @Nivi.. Thank you!

    @Vineetha.. Thanks!! Following you2!!

  12. That looks great. I love these vadas and hae made them only once before. Should make them again.

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