Masala Vada

Today’s recipe brings back a lot of memories from the place where I spent a major part of my life – Mysore 🙂 That home which will always be mine, where I will never feel a change even if I visit the place once a year or once in 2 years 🙂

While in college, my sister and I would love eating these masala vadas from a food joint near our house.

Very recently when I was having a phone conversation with my sister, we got talking about those yummy vadas and bondas that we used to eat at that food joint. I couldn’t get the thought of those tasty vadas out of my head.

The rainy weather in California added to my craving. I decided to recreate those yummy Masala vadas.  I must say I am pretty happy with the result 🙂

Anyway…without any further stories and delays, here comes the recipe for Masala Vada 🙂



Channa Dal / Bengal Gram – 1 cup

Onion – 1 small – chopped finely

Green chillies – 2 to 3

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece

Garlic – 1 clove – chopped finely

Rice Flour – 2 tbsp

Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as per taste


Soak the channa dal with enough water for 30 minutes to an hour.


After soaking, drain the water completely and grind it in a mixer along with green chillies and ginger into a coarse mixture.


Add the finely chopped onions and garlic. Also add some turmeric powder.Mix well.


Add the rice flour and salt.Give it a good mix.


Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Take a small ball of the channa dal mixture, make it into flat round shaped patties (like cutlets) and deep fry on medium flame till golden brown in color.


Serve hot with a hot cup of chai 🙂



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