Urad Dhal Vada Recipe

Urad dhal vada or fritters is a popular south indian snack. It isa healthy vada  except deep frying. Usually it is served with masala dosa,or taken as a snack itself. When we have this vada as a snack,the best combination is sambar or coconut chutney. With different ingredients we can make this vada. Here i made it with urad dhal,which is highly nutritious with high protein,vitamins, iron and minerals. I like to have it with tomato sauce. The important thing affecting the shape is consistency of the batter.

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  • Urad dhal-2 cups
  • Ginger chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Green chilly-4nos
  • Shallots-15 nos
  • Onion-1
  • Curry leaves-2sprigs
  • Corriander leaves– chopped 3 tbsp
  • Whole pepper corn-10 nos
  • Coonut il for deep frying.
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Urad Dhal Vada

  • Soak urad dhal for 2 hours
  • Grind in a chutney jar till get a smooth consistency. Dilute the salt requred in water and use it for grinding.
  • Mix all ther ingredients with ground batter,except coconut oil.



  • keep he batter in the refrigerator for 2 hrs so that it will be suitable for easier moulding
  • keep a cup o water near you to wet your hands to avoid sticking of the batter.



  • Make round shaped balls with the batter and put a hole in the center with the thumb.



  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Drop the  shaped batter into it.
  • Flip it when one side is golden colour.



  • After both sides are golden in colour drain it and keep it in a serving plate.
  • Serve with sauce.

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