Chana Dal Masala Vada

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Ready In: 25m
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Masala Vada, a crispy and savory deep-fried fritter made from chana dal and spices, is a popular street food of South Indian cuisine. Adding colocasia leaves gives you a unique taste.


  • 1 Cup Chana Dal
  • 2 Colocasia Leaves
  • 5 Red Chilies
  • 5 Green Chilies
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Soaked Chana Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Ajwain Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala

Ingredients (For Colocasia Stems Chutney)

  • Chopped Stems
  • Few Garlic Pieces
  • Few Green Chilies
  • Soaked Tamarind
  • Salt as per taste


Step 1

Soak the chana dal for 5-6 hours.

Step 2

Chop the colocasia leaves and keep them aside.

Step 3

Add soaked chana dal in the grinder and add 5 red chilies, 5 green chilies, 1 teaspoon jeera seeds. Grind it coarsely and take it to the bowl.

Step 4

Add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, salt as per taste, 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste, 1 tablespoon soaked chana dal, 1 teaspoon ajwain seeds, 1/2 cup chopped onions, and 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala. Mix well.

Step 5

Heat oil in a Kadai and make patties with chana dal mixture.

Step 6

Deep fry the patties in oil until golden brown. Take it out and serve hot with chutney.

Method (For Colocasia Stems Chutney)

  1. Peel the skin from colocasia stems and cut them into pieces.
  2. Add the pieces to the grinder and add few garlic cloves, few green chilies, soaked tamarind, salt as per taste.
  3. Grind it into a smooth paste and serve it with chana dal vada.
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