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Makes :
20 vadai

Preparation Time :
1 hour 20 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Soak all the dals in water for about an hour. Drain off excess water, completely.
  • Grind the dals with the chillies to a coarse batter.
  • Stir the salt, chopped onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, asafoetida powder and ginger into the batter.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai or wok. Wet both your hands. Take a ladle of batter and place it on the palm of your left hand.
  • Flatten the batter and make a hole in the centre. Slip the batter gently into the oil.
  • Fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on a sheet of kitchen paper.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.


  • 75 grams red gram dal
  • A few curry leaves
  • 75 grams black gram dal
  • 75 grams Bengal gram dal
  • 6 dry red chillies
  • 75 grams finely chopped onions
  • A bunch of coriander leaves, chopped fine
  • 4 green chillies, chopped fine
  • 1" piece ginger, chopped fine
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida powder
  • Salt to taste
  • IDHAYAM sesame Oil for frying

1 comment for “Masala Vadai”

  • USHA
    Posted 18 July 2013 at 21:50:36

    masala vadai not prepared with hole. IDHAYAM page is the BEST one !

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