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Keerai Vadai

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 120

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 130


Serves 4

  • 1 cup - Chana dal (Bengal gram pulse)

  • 1 cup - Spinach, finely chopped

  • 1 Onion, finely chopped

  • 2 Green chilis, finely chopped

  • 1-inch Ginger, grated

  • 1 teaspoon - Cumin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups oil for frying


  • 01

    Soak chana dal for an hour in water.

  • 02

    Keep a tablespoon of soaked chana dal aside.

  • 03

    Add the remaining soaked chana dal, chilies, cumin seeds, ginger, and salt to a blender and blend it into a very coarse paste.

  • 04

    Add this into a mixing bowl. Add chopped spinach, onion, and soaked chana dal and mix it well.

  • 05

    Heat oil in a pan on a medium heat. Take approximately one tablespoon of the keerai vadai mixture in your hands. Try and make it as round as round as possible.

  • 06

    Flatten the keerai vadai lightly and drop it into the hot oil and fry it till it is golden and crisp. Remove it onto a kitchen towel to absorb the extra oil.

  • 07

    Our keerai Vadai is ready to serve. Serve with chutney or tomato sauce.



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