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Tawa Fried Masal Vadai Recipe



  • Channa Dhal - 1 cup
  • Clove - 2
  • Red Chilly - 3-4
  • Cinnamon - a small stick
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander Leaves - 2-3 tbs
  • Oil - 3-4 tbs



  • Wash and soak channa dhal for 4-5 hours.
  • Drain water and set aside.
  • In a mixer jar, take half the soaked dhal and add clove, cinnamon, fennel and red chilly.
  • Run the mixer until it forms a smooth paste. Do not add water.
  • Now add the remaining dhal and pulse the mixer until the dhal is coarse.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add slat and coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and divide into small portions.
  • Pat each portion into a cutlet.
  • Heat a tawa and drizzle some oil.
  • Arrange the vadas on the tawa and cook on simmer.
  • Cover the tawa so that the vadas are completely cooked.
  • Keep on rotating the vadas so that they are evenly cooked and both the sides are golden.
  • Serve with chutney or a simple salad.