Masala Vada (Traditional Andhra Style Fried Fritters)

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Masala Vada (Traditional Andhra Style Fried Fritters)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :3 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 3 Hr 20 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 cups chana dal (bengal gram), soaked for 3-4 hours

  • 2 nos dry red chilies

  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida

  • 1 nos onion, finely chopped

  • 1-2 nos green chilies, chopped

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1/2 cups coriander leaves, chopped

  • 1 sprig sprig chopped curry leaves

  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 cups oil


  • Leave aside 2 tbsp. of the soaked dal and grind the remaining dal along with red chilies and asafoetida.
  • Mix along with all the ingredients, including the 2 tbsp. of soaked dal, except oil. Take a handful of the mix and shape into a flat patty. Keep aside. Make similar patties with the remaining batter and set aside.
  • Heat oil and deep fry them few at a time till golden in colour. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot with some chutney or sauce.