Mixed Dhal Masala Vadai

As the weather is getting colder,especially in the evening time in the weekends we craving  for some spicy or hot snack to munch.When I was thinking to make something for evening snack along with tea,I remembered the mixed dhal vadai,noted sometime back from a T.V cookery show.
This vadai is entirely different from Thavala Vadai which I going to share soon.The original recipe calls for fresh corn along with the dhals.As I ran out of corn,didn't add it,lets move onto the recipe...........................

Basic Information

Soaking Time ~ 3 hours
Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 15-20 minutes
Makes ~ 15-17


Toor dhal/thuvaram paruppu2 tbs
Channa dhal/kadala paruppu2 tbs
Moong dhal/paasi paruppu2 tbs
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu2 tbs
Horse gram/kollu2 tbs
Green Peas/pattani(dried)2 tbs
Soya beans2 tbs
Green chilly/pachamilagai2-3
Red chilly/varamilagai2-3
Ginger/inji1' piece
Fennel seeds/sombhu11/2tsp
Onion(finely chopped)1 (large size)
Curry leaves/karivepillai(chopped)1 sprig
Coriander leaves(chopped)2-3 tbs
Oilfor frying


Soak all the dhals and lentils in warm water for 3 hours,grind it to a coarse paste along with ginger,chillies,fennel and salt.

Transfer the ground paste to a bowl,to this add the chopped onion,curry leaves,coriander leaves mix it well.Heat the oil in a medium flame.Take a small lemon size ball of batter and flatten in between the palm. 

Drop it in the oil,fry it till both the sides get golden and crisp,drain it on a kitchen towel.

Serve it with ketchup along with tea.


  • Grind the fresh corn also along with the dhal if you are using.
  • In original recipe the green chillies are finely chopped and added but I wanted to grind it as kids can enjoy.
  • Grated carrot can also be added along with the chopped onion.
  • Don't grind the dhals to a fine paste,otherwise the vadais won't be crispy.

This recipe is off to  Cook Book Challenge # 5 Febuary week 2 and Let's Brunch on Sundays event.


one of fav snack :) vada looks very tempting and so very perfectly shaped :) I wud not hesitate to grab 3-4 vadas they are so yummy :)

Vadas looks so delicious and cispy. Excellent preparation.

Perfect crunchy vadai..looks so so tasty...

yummy vadai...long time.. i had it...

A very delicious crunchy tea time snack.

Nice clicks.. the vadai looks crispy and yummy..

Vadai looks crispy and tempting to bite and what could be even better with cutting chai as well.

Crispy vadas look sooo yum nalini

Those vada look so addictive and delicious.

I make these too hubby loves it very tasty and filling right...its been long time since I made it thanks for reminding nalini.

Scrumptious looking, nutritious Vadas, Nalini.

Very yummy and super crispy masala vadai aks... lovely presentations...

what a delightful snack - must be good with corn also

So nicely made nalini, looks yum!

Looks yummm and a perfect chai time snack....

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