Recipe: Kalmi Vada

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Kalmi Vada

Rajasthani, Snacks

120 calories/serving
30 mins
An authentic Rajasthani snack, made with Chana dal Vada- flavoured and deep fried, goes well with green chutney or imli chutney and typically enjoyed with a steaming cup of hot tea!

Recipe by:

Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana


split bengal gram
red chilli powder
ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
fennel seed
coriander seed
fresh coriander leaves


1. Blend 1 cup soaked and drained split bengal gram / chana dal to a coarse paste. transfer in a bowl.

2. Add 2 tbsp finely chopped onion, salt to taste, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, 1/2 tsp coarsely crushed coriander seeds and 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves and mix well.

3. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into vadas.

4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. deep-fry vadas till golden brown. drain on absorbent paper.

5. Serve hot with green coconut chutney.

By Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana