Dal Vada Recipe ( Spicy Lentil Fritters) V+GF Recipe

Dal Vada ( Spicy Lentil Fritters): easy and spicy Indian lentil mix fritters. They make a perfect anytime snack and are usually served with hot cup of tea/coffee. They are vegan and gluten-free.

Dal Vada Recipe

Dal Vada ( Spicy Lentil Fritters)

There are some days when all you want to eat is lots of snacks instead of your regular everyday meal….. and in India, every state offers their own version of snacks depending on climate/availability of ingredients/likeness/etc.

And then there are some snacks which may originate from a particular state but are so famous that they are available all over India.

Most of the snacks are deep fried and spicy/sweet.

So this happened to be one of those MUNCHING days for me and I was in a lot of confusion about what to make ?????

Finally, decided upon Dal Vada ( Spicy Lentil Fritters), which I had originally consumed during my trip to Gujarat, India (Western Region).

(One of a prominent feature of snacks in this region, is the usage of Besan (Gram Flour) or Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram) along with lots of chilies & spices which result into a variety of soft to hard, light to heavy snacks).

Coming back to Dal Vada , it is made using Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram) and then deep fried which results in a slightly heavier snack for our tummy,

Although I can’t omit deep frying it, however, I’m adding a part of Moon Dal (Split Green Gram) to make it slightly lighter. (You can omit Moong Dal as per your choice)

Hope you ENJOY it as much as I did 🙂

Serves: 4
Serving Suggestion: Served as an appetizer along with a choice of chutney OR ketchup.

 

Tools: 

 
1 Medium nonstick wok
1 Medium Pot
Electric Grinder
2 Medium Spoon
Serving Dish covered with paper towel.
 
 

Ingredients:

 
1 Cup Split Bengal Gram
¼ Cup Split Green Gram
½ Cup Diced Onion
3 Green Chili – Deseeded and thinly chopped
¼ Cup Coriander Leaves – Thinly Chopped
1 Tsp Ginger Paste
2 Tsp Lemon Juice
2 Cups Water
½ Cup Oil – For Deep Frying
 
 

Spice Mix:

 
1 Pinch Asafetida (Hing)
2 Tsp Cumin Powder
1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
2 Tsp Salt – (Use as per taste)
 

Method:

In a medium pot, soak split Bengal gram and split green gram with 2 cups of water for 2 hrs.
 
Drain water and using an electric grinder, grind the soaked dal mixture to a thick coarse mixture (ground enough to form a lumpy dough) using little water.
 
To this mixture, add onion, green chili, coriander leaves, ginger paste, lemon juice, spice mix and evenly mix everything.
 
Heat oil in a nonstick wok on medium flames for frying.
 
Now there are 2 ways of shaping the mixture: (I’m using Method 1)
 

Method 1:


You may pour the ground mixture into hot oil using spoons. At a time, a medium wok can accommodate 6-7 spoon full of fritters.
 

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Method 2:


Wet your hand using little water, take a small amount of ground mixture, shape it into a dumpling and drop it carefully into the hot oil for frying. At a time, a medium wok can accommodate 5-6 dumpling shaped fritters.
 
Scoop a spoonful of the mixture (remove all the extra mixture on the edges of the spoon, giving it a spoon shape) and pour into hot oil using the other spoon. Cook for 1min and turn on the other
side.
 
Cook fritters/vada on medium heat till both sides become golden brown, remove on a paper towel to get rid of any excess oil.
Before serving, remove the paper towel, Serve Fritters/Vada Hot.
 

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Dal Vada ( Spicy Lentil Fritters)

Dal Vada ( Spicy Lentil Fritters)
Dal Vada Recipe ( Spicy Lentil Fritters) V+GF Recipe: easy and spicy Indian lentil mix fritters. They make a perfect anytime snack and are usually served with hot cup of tea/coffee.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Split Bengal Gram 
  • ¼ Cup Split Green Gram 
  • ½ Cup Diced Onion
  • 3 Green Chili – Deseeded and thinly chopped
  • ¼ Cup Coriander Leaves – Thinly Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • ½ Cup Oil - For Deep Frying
  •  

Spice Mix:

  • 1 Pinch Asafetida (Hing)
  • 2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp Salt – (Use as per taste)

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot soak split bengal gram and split green gram with 2cups of
  2. water for 2 hrs.
  3. Drain water and using an electric grinder, grind the soaked dal mixture
  4. to a thick coarse mixture (ground enough to form lumpy dough) using little water.
  5. To this mixture, add onion, green chili, coriander leaves, ginger paste,
  6. lemon juice, spice mix and evenly mix everything.
  7. Heat oil in a nonstick wok on medium flames for frying.
  8. Scoop a spoonful of mixture (remove
  9. all the extra mixture on the edges of the spoon, giving it a spoon shape) and
  10. pour into hot oil using the other spoon. Cook for 1min and turn on the other
  11. side.
  12. Cook fritters/vada on medium heat till both sides become golden brown,
  13. remove on paper towel to get rid of any excess oil.

Before serving, remove the paper towel, Serve Fritters/Vada Hot.



Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

4

Amount Per ServingCalories 142 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 15mg Sodium 534mg Carbohydrates 6g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Protein 6g

 

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