Mixed dal vadas can be served as a good tea-time snacks. A blend of other dals with urad dal makes the vadas soft from inside and crispy from outside. They tastes awesome when enjoyed with mint-coriander chutney. Let’s make mixed dal vadas for today’s tea time snacks.

Preparation Time: 4 – 5 hours
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: makes about 20 vadas

  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4 garlic pods
  • 1 small size onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 5 – 6 curry leaves (finely chopped) (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

Preparation Instructions:

  • Wash the three dals 2 – 3 times and soak them in enough water for 4 – 5 hours. After that drain water and grind the dal with garlic pods and green chillies to make a coarse paste.
  • Now take out the pate in a bowl and add rice flour, chopped onions, coriander leaves, curry leave, carom seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil for deep frying and take a spoonful of mixture and make small vada with it. Drop the vada in hot oil and cook it on medium flame till they become brown in colour.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup or mint-coriander chutney.

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