South Indian chana dal vada recipe is a crispy deep fried savory made from bengal gram. This crunchy and mildly spicy dumplings or vada are very popular in Southern India. Chana dal vada are one of my favorite vada recipe that I remember since childhood days. In Chennai you will find these vada being served by eating joints across streets. Thus its a popular street food recipe in southern India.

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe for easy reference as well:

Ingredients:
Chana Dal (Bengal Gram) – 1.5 cups
Beetroot – a small pcs
Rice flour – 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Chopped onions – 1 cup
Curry leaves – a few
Red chili – 1 pcs
Salt, Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – for deep frying

Method:
1.       Soak chana dal for 4 hours and blend it in mixer grinder. Add ginger garlic paste, curry leaves, red chili, fennel seeds, beetroot in jar and prepare a paste.
2.       Add rice flour, salt and onions to the dal paste. Make small vadas of the prepared paste and deep fried the vadas till a golden brown colour is achieved.
3.       Another healthy options is to make appes using the same paste  in a appe pan. Ccover the appe pan and cook for 5 min.
4.       Serve hot with coconut chutney or tamarind chutney. 

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