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Masala Vada Recipe | Chana Dal Vada Recipe | Paruppu Vadai

Masala Vada Recipe with step by step pictures. Chana dal vada or paruppu vada is one of the easiest vada you could make and it taste amazing.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soaking Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 25 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 133 kcal


  • 1 cup Split Yellow Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu
  • 1 tbsp Sooji (optional)
  • ¼ cup Shallots chopped finely
  • 4 Green Chilli chopped finely
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For grinding:
  • 2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 inch Ginger


  • Soak channa dal for 2 to 3 hours. Drain it. Add this to a blender and make into a coarse puree. Don't make it into a fine paste. You should have whole dal here and there.Take it in a bowl.
  • Grind ginger, garlic and fennel seeds to a rough paste without adding water. Add this to the same dal puree.
  • Add in sooji and salt and mix well.
  • Now add in onions, chilli and curry leaves in this and mix well.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Take a small portion out of this and flatten it.
  • Fry this in hot oil till golden brown.
  • Drain and Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Masala Vada Recipe | Chana Dal Vada Recipe | Paruppu Vadai
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.02g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 27IU1%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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