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Masala Vada Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Masala Vada/ Paruppu Vada - Easy, Crispy fritters with lentils
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Chana Dal/ Bengal Gram Dal  - 3/4 cup
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Hing/ Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Onions - 1 medium sized
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Ginger - 1 tsp chopped
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - for deep frying


  • Wash and Soak chana dal with enough water for 2 hours. After 2 hours drain the water completely and transfer it to a blender. Grind it to a coarse paste with red chilles and required salt. Add a tbsp of water if necessary.
  • The paste should be dry and coarse. Transfer the ground paste to a vessel. Chop onions, ginger and coriander leaves finely.
  • Mix the ground chana dal with cumin seeds, chopped onions, coriander leaves and Ginger.
  • Make a lime size ball from the batter and flatten it with your hands.
  • Repeat the same process for remaining batter.  Deep fry the vadas in the pre heated oil until golden brown.
  • Do it in batches. Drain it in tissue paper to remove extra oil. Switch it off once done and serve.


Serving: 3g