40 Vadas

Urad dal - 4 cups Onion - 3
Green chillies - 10 to 12 Ginger - small piece
Curry leaves - few Salt - as required
Oil - for deep frying


  1. Soak urad dal for 6 hours. Grind into smooth batter with ginger adding minimum water required.
  2. You can also add green chillies and onion while grinding or cut into small pieces and add to the batter.
  3. Also add curry leaves and salt to the batter. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Take a small piece of batter and flatten it with your palms on a plastic sheet (and put a small hole in the middle if you like).
  5. Drop this into oil and fry till golden brown. Serve hot with coconut chutney or ginger chutney.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 82 Carotene (μg) 4.61
Protein (g) 2.47 Vitamin C (mg) 0.413
Carbohydrate (g) 6.43 Mg (mg) 16.14
Fat (g) 5.1 Na (mg) 4.13
Fibre (g) 0.15 K (mg) 84.76
Minerals (g) 0.34 Mn (mg) 0.13
Calcium (mg) 17.35 Zn (mg) 0.33
Phosphorus (mg) 40.9 Cr (mg) 0.004
Iron (mg) 0.43


Blot the excess oil on the vadas with a tissue.Add vegetables like spinach, onions etc to the vada.