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

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 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.

16 thoughts on “Carrot Masala Vada

  1. 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

  2. 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..

  3. 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..

  4. 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..

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