Vada & Chutney

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Feb. 02, 2008

This is an easy recipe for a crispy fried tasty appetizer. It is made with Udad dal which is a white dal. When served hot right out of the kadhai, they literally melt in your mouth.

It is a great tasty appetizer for a party platter.

If you like you can make them ahead of time. Place them on a cookie sheet and place in the oven to warm. Serve with spicy coconut chutney


Black gram 1 Cup (16 tbs) (urad dal)
Chopped green chiies 6
Chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 12 (kadi patta)
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (to fry)
Coconut/Unsweetened coconut 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (fresh)
Green chilies 12 (or according to your taste)
Ginger 10 Gram (2 cm long)
Garlic petals 4
Coriander leaves 6 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon



Soak dal for 4-5 hours. Drain and grind dal with 1-4 tbsp. of water at a low speed for 45 seconds. Stir the mixture in between grinding the paste. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. To make the vadas. Make sure you have wet hands. Take a spoonful of the mixture. Shape into rounds and make a hole in the centre. Slip from the side of the pot into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Serve with coconut chutney.

For Chutney:

Blend all the above ingredients at high speed in a blender adding just enough water to make a thick pouring consistency.

To temper the chutney: In 1 tablespoon of hot oil, add 1 1/2 tsp. mustard seed, 1 1/2 tbsp. of chana dal, a few curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Add this to the Chutney and mix well.

Mild Chutney : To make the Coconut Chutney mild mix a dollop of sour cream to make a creamy chutney mix for those of you who like a mild chutney.

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4