Masoor Dhal Masal Vadai

For this month cooking secretly,I am paired up with Sangee Vijay of Spicy Treats.She gave me masoor dhal and mint as secret ingredients and used both them.For the first time I tried masal vadai using masoor dhal along with split yellow peas.The vadai came out so crispy and delicious,lets move on to the recipe..............................

Masoor Dhal Masal Vadai

   Basic Information

   Soaking time ~2-3 hours
   Preparation time ~15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 15-20 minutes
   Makes ~  12 vadais


Masoor Dhal
1/2 cup
Split peas/pattani paruppu
2 tbs
Green chilly/pachamilagai
Red chilly /varamilagai
1 inch
2 cloves
Onion(finely chopped)
1(big size)
Curry leaves/karivepillai
1 sprig
Coriander leaves
2-3 tbs
Mint leaves/pudina
10 leaves
Fennel seeds/sombu
1 tsp
3/4 tsp
for deep frying

  • Soak the dhals together in water for 2- hours.Keep 2 tbs of soaked dhal separately and grind the remaining with salt,fennel,ginger,garlic and chilly to a coarse paste.(I pulse it.) 
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl,to this add the soaked dhal,chopped onion,curry,coriander and mint leaves.Mix it well,meanwhile heat the oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil is hot enough,take a small lemon size ball of batter and flat it with the palm.Drop in the oil and deep fry it till it becomes nice and crisp in a medium flame.
  • Remove it from the oil and drain it on a paper towel.
  • Serve it with ketchup along with a cup of tea.


  • Instead of split peas,channa dhal can be used.
  • Addition of whole soaked dhal gives a nice crisp and crunch to the vadas.


wow thats a tempting vada with massor dal .. am drooling here , just parcel me some right away dear :) looks very tempting !!

Such a crispy treat, wish i get few rite now to much..delicious vadas.

Looks perfect and very tempting!

wow this is perfect with a tea

so tasty and tempting vada! love the clicks

nice name,nice dish,nice picture perfect :) I love it :) Thank you :) private chef in austin texas

G'day! Great photos and recipe!
Thank you for sharing it also as part of the Shhhhh Secret Ingredient Cooking Challenge!
Cheers! Joanne

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