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Masala Vadai Recipe - Tea Kadai Style Masal / Paruppu Vadai

Masala Vada is one of the All time favorite South Indian Snack recipe which tastes hot and spicy when taken in rainy days. One can see this snack in all roadside food shops, tea shops and also in many hotels. Masala vadai tastes spicy and more crispy in tea kadai the taste one cannot resist. Here I have given you the method of preparing this masal vadai in original tea kadai style. They just ground the mint leaves along with the masala items  which enhances the flavour of vadai.

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Ingredients needed for making Masala Vadai

Kadalai paruppu/channa dal – 1 cup

Thuvaram paruppu/ toor dal – 2 tbsp

Rice flour – 1 tbsp

Green chilies – 1

Red chilies - 1

A handful of mint leaves

A small bunch of coriander leaves

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Garlic – 5

Sombu/fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Onion – 1 large (chopped finely)

Salt – to taste

Oil – for deep frying

Method for making Masal Vadai

Soak the channa dal and toor dal for 3hours. Drain the water and keep aside.

Grind the fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies and red chilies into a paste.

Now add the soaked channa dal to the above mixture and grind to a bit coarse paste. You can just sprinkle water when needed.

Now add the chopped onions and curry leaves, mix everything well and make medium sized balls from it.

Heat the oil for deep frying, take a ball, flatten them with your palm.

Drop them to the hot oil and fry until they turn crispy and golden brown.
Serve Masala Vadai with Coconut Chutney.

Variations of Masala Vadai

                                                               Keerai Vadai

                                                     Crispy Millets Masala Vadai

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