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Mint Masala Vadai

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Masala Vadai (or Masala Vada) is a very very popular and traditional South Indian snack. Often made during festivals or special occasions, they are also a popular street food item.
Masala Vadai with Coconut Chutney

Bengal Gram Dal – 2 cups
Urad Dal – 2 tblsp
Yellow Split Peas – 1/4 cup + 2 tblsp
Asafoetida Powder – a pinch
Saunf – 2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 5
Mint Leaves – 1/4 cup + 2 tblsp, finely chopped
Coriander Leaves – 2 tblsp, finely chopped
Salt as per taste
Oil as required for frying

1. Soak the dals for 2 hours and drain well.
2. Rinse once and add salt, asafoetida powder, saunf and dry red chillies.
3. Grind to a coarse thick batter, adding some water if required.
4. Add the mint leaves and coriander leaves.
5. Mix well.
6. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium flame.
7. Take a small portion of the dough, flatten it on your palms and gently drop them in the hot oil.
8. Fry on both sides until light golden brown.
9. Remove and drain excess oil.
10. Serve hot with chutney or sauce of choice.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

1 comment

Anirudh November 11, 2014 - 4:09 pm

In mangalore, we call this “chatambde”
love it!
Thanks for the recipe! Will pass it to mom.


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