How to make Tangy Dal Vada - SK Khazana -

Tangy chana dal vadas – crisp and flavorful, an excellent snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Tangy Dal Vada - SK Khazana

Tangy Dal Vada - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 3-3.30 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Tangy Dal Vada - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 1/2 cups

  • Ginger 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Cocktail onions chopped 6-8

  • Green olives chopped 6-8

  • Onion chopped 1 small

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons

  • Capers 1 tablespoon

  • Pickled jalapenos slices, chopped 2-3

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Green chutney to taste

  • Coffee to serve


Step 1

Take Chana Dal in a bowl, add sufficient water, soak for 3-4 hours and drain. Transfer into a blender jar and blend to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Transfer the coarsely ground dal into a bowl, add ginger, green chillies, cocktail onions, olives, onion, coriander leaves, capers, jalapenos, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls and flatten slightly. Slide them into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange the vadas on a serving plate and serve hot with green chutney and cups of hot coffee.

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