BM #104 Day 23 - 

Rajasthan is known for some of the best food and these Vadas are a testament to that fact. These are cousins of the South Indian Masala Vada. They are very similar in taste and texture. But the main difference is in the double frying of these Vadas and their shape too.

My family loves the Medhu Vada as opposed to the Masala Vada and so I was skeptical about these being accepted at home. I was making plans on distributing to my amazing cheer leading neighbors but fortunately or unfortunately my family finished the entire batch in one sitting :)

Recipe Inspiration from the web
Ingredients - 

Chana Dal 1 cup
Moong Dal handful
Salt, Green chilies, Red Chili Powder, Ginger as needed
Coriander leaves chopped as needed
Crushed Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Oil for Deep frying

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak the chana dal and moong dal for about 2-3 hours.

Drain and grind the dals along with the green chilies and ginger into a coarse batter.

Add in the salt, red chili powder, crushed coriander seeds, asafotida and mix well.

Add in the chopped cilantro (coriander leaves) and mix the batter.

Heat oil in a wok/kadai for deep frying.

Pinch lime sized portions of the batter and pat into thick discs. gently slide them into the hot oil and fry them until they get a golden hue.

Remove from the oil and continue with the rest of the batter.

After the vadas are slightly cool to touch, slice them into fingers and fry them again until they are crisp and golden brown. Remove onto paper towels and fry the remaining vada slices.

Serve them warm with green chutney.

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Preparation Time 45 minutes
Serves 5-6


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. How fantastic! So sad your neighbors didn't get to taste feels so good when the family enjoys it right! Your vadas have turned out so good Harini.

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. I am the opposite and am a big masala vada fan. I have never made medu vada at home so far in spite of requests at home. :) Your kalmi vadas have turned out fabulous. Love that color.

  5. Love the color and texture of your Vadas Harini. Nicely done.

  6. Kalmi vada is a addictive snack and yours has come out so well . Love the texture and the golden coloured beauties served with chutney !

  7. sushma Says:
  8. Kalmi vada have turned out so well and crispy. Perfectly done Harini

  9. Narmadha Says:
  10. So crispy and crunchy kalmi vada. We also love medu vada than masala vada. But this got over so soon here too :)

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