Vadas are crunchy outside and soft inside which is just perfect. Red cabbage vada makes a great snack with coffee or tea. Chana dal and red cabbage are the main item you need to make this side dish. If you want to finish making the vadas quickly, prepare large vadas. This type is usually served in restaurants.You can eat the masala vadas / chana dal vadas without any side dish.
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Recipe Type: Snacks (Vada)
1. Wash and soak channa dal in water for 2 hours, drain water.Grind dal with green, red chillies, fennel seeds, and ginger into coarse paste. Sprinkle water only if required. Finely chop onion, curry leaves and cilantro, add with grinded dal, mix everything well with salt, soda, asafetida and reserve 1tbsp whole channa dal.
2. Make small lemon size ball from dal mixture and flatten between both palms to shape it like vadas.In a pan, heat oil for deep frying, drop carefully 4-5 vada in oil and cook in medium heat until both sides becomes nice golden brown. Serve hot with tea or with some rice.
You can add mint leaves, it adds good flavor to these vadas.