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Dal Vada



Dal Vada is an Indian snack made from a combination of lentils, spices, and herbs. It is usually deep-fried and served with chutney or other accompaniments. The main ingredients of Dal Vada are split Bengal gram (chana dal), split black gram (urad dal), rice, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, and salt. Dal Vada is often served as an appetizer, snack or as a side dish.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chana dal (split Bengal gram)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

ginger paste

1 teaspoon

green chillies, finely chopped


chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

chopped curry leaves

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

Soak the chana dal in enough water for at least 4 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the dal to a coarse paste using very little water.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida.

Step 4:

When the seeds start to crackle, add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and ginger paste.

Step 5:

Add the ground dal paste and mix well.

Step 6:

Add the green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves and salt.

Step 7:

Mix everything together and cook for a few minutes.

Step 8:

Take the mixture off the heat and let it cool.

Step 9:

Once cooled, shape the mixture into small round vadas.

Step 10:

Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry the vadas until golden brown.

Step 11:

Serve hot with chutney or sauce.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 17320 users have chowed down on Dal Vada a whopping 26974 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad are the top 5 cities gobbling up Dal Vada like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal Vada, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Dal Vada is the food of choice for 28-30 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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