How to make Kathiawadi Vada -

Wada made by mixing rice, wheat and three types of dals.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Wheat (गेहूँ), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kathiawadi Vada

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kathiawadi Vada Recipe

  • Wheat 2 cups

  • Rice

  • Rice 1 cup

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/4 cup

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1/4 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1/4 cup

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Salt to taste

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 bunch

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Dry grind the wheat, rice and the dals coarsely. Peel ginger, remove the stems of the green chillies and grind them to a paste. Add salt, soda-bi-carbonate, yogurt, oil and little warm water to the flour and make a thick batter. Ferment it for eight to ten hours in a warm place.

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