Urad Dal And Onion Pakodas - Urad Dal Vada

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Jul. 07, 2017

Urad batter is generally associated with the South Indian Vada, but here we have made pakodas with urad dal and it tastes absolutely awesome. Onions impart a delectable crunch to the pakodas while a gamut of common but interesting additions like ginger, green chillies, coriander and spices give the fritters a mouth-watering flavour. We have added a little bit of rice flour to the batter to give the Urad Dal and Onion Pakodas shape and crispness, so dont omit it. Enjoy the snack hot and crisp with green chutney and ketchup.


Urad dal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((split black lentils)))
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Finely chopped green chillies 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon (((dhania)))
Finely chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon (((adrak)))
Coarsely crushed black peppercorns 1/4 Teaspoon (((kalimirch)))
Salt To Taste
Rice flour 2 Tablespoon (((chawal ka atta)))
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (((deep



1. Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours. Drain well.

2. Combine the urad dal and cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.

3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, drop spoonful of the mixture using your fingers and deep-fry a few pakodas at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.


5.Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4