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Kalmi vada

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 240

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 250


Serves 2

  • 1 cup split Bengal gram (chana dal)

  • 1-inch ginger

  • 2 green chilis

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt to taste

  • 4 cups Oil for frying


  • 01

    Wash chana dal and soaked for 3 hours and drain water after soaking.

  • 02

    Add soaked dal into the mixer jar and add salt, ginger, green chilis and blend coarsely. The texture of dal should be a bit grainy.

  • 03

    Heat the oil and over high heat, put it as many balls as come in without touching, turn about 10 seconds and lower the heat.

  • 04

    Cook till firm on both sides, but not brown. When cool, slice into 1/2 inch thick slices.

  • 05

    Before serving, deep-fry the slices, first over high heat then lower the heat till crisp golden brown.

  • 06

    Take them out over a paper towel. Kalmi vadas are ready to serve. Serve this green Chutney or tomato sauce.



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