Carrot Masala Vada

Carrot Masala Vada

Among the myriad varieties of vadas that South Indian cuisine boasts of, Masala Vada, is a visually pleasing and palate comforting item that beautifies the festive platter. To give a twist to the regular Masala Vada, I added carrot for that extra oomph and it did not fail to please our taste buds. 🙂

Carrot Masala Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 30 mts, soaking: 2 hrs

Makes approx 30 vadas/fritters

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

1 cup chana dal, soak in water 2 hrs, drain

1/2 cup grated carrot

1 large finely chopped onion

3-4 green chillis finely chopped

2″ ginger finely minced

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves

8-10 curry leaves, finely chopped

1/4 tsp cumin pwd

pinch of garam masala pwd

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

1 Grind the soaked and drained chana dal (leave aside a fistful of soaked dal), ginger, garlic and green chillis to a coarse paste. Add the remaining chana dal, chopped onions, grated carrot, mint leaves, curry leaves coriander leaves, cumin pwd, garam masala pwd and salt and mix well.
2 Take some of this mixture to form a lemon sized ball. Flatten it on your palm to make a patti shape. Prepare patties with the rest of the mixture.
3 Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel. Once its hot, reduce flame to medium and place these patties in the oil and fry them to a golden brown color.
4 Serve hot with tomato sauce or any chutney of your choice.

Carrot Masala Vada

  Prepare time:
 Cook:
 Serves: 6

 Main Ingredients:

  •  chana dal
  •   carrot

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Among the myriad varieties of vadas that South Indian cuisine boasts of, Masala Vada, is a visually pleasing and palate comforting item that beautifies the festive platter.
  • http://www.foodlyrics.com Deepa

    carrot vada looks so tasty and crispy

  • arthi

    wow!! looks yummy….i do the same vada minus carrot……..but carrot is a good idea…thanks sailu garu:-)

  • Priya

    Hello Sailu, Ahhhh…vadas luks mouth watering…Love all your dishes.
    I love deep frying appetizers but for this can i saute onions/chillis and veggies and mix together and drizzle oil and bake them in oven instead of deep frying. Never tried baking but want to give a try.
    Any idea of taste if you tried it before?Let me know.

    Thanks a lot for ur blog. It helps us to learn and cook new dishes as i love cooking and exploring.

    Priya

    • Sailu

      You can try cooking in a ponganalu pan/Aebleskiver pan which requires very little oil for cooking.

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Sailu, this one looks yummy !!! You have such delicious recipes. I am having trouble picking one for T & T event 🙂

  • http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/ Madhavi

    WOW vada looks divine!!

  • http://mybabynaren.wordpress.com/ Shobana

    My version includes finely chopped spinach! This sounds great too!

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  • Sirisha

    Sailaja,

    These Masala Vadas tasted yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sirisha

  • Lata

    Thank you – Came out great…Added a few spoons of Falafel mix –

  • Ashu

    I added fresh dill, crushed cinnamon and cloves… Came out very tasty… Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Love all your recipes and can count on them that they will taste great..

  • Ashu

    I added fresh dill, crushed cinnamon and cloves… Came out very tasty… Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Love all your recipes and can count on them that they will taste great..

  • Ashu

    I added fresh dill, crushed cinnamon and cloves… Came out very tasty… Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Love all your recipes and can count on them that they will taste great..

  • Dasaprakash Restaurants

    Excellent recipe.

    we have posted it on the facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/DasaprakashGroup

    The Dasaprakash Managment
    http://www.Dasaprakash.net

  • Archana Mallya

    Have made theses Vadas twice already. Tastes awesome! A must try!