How to make Chana Dal Wada -

A crispy wada made of chana dal.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal Gram, Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chana Dal Wada

Chana Dal Wada Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chana Dal Wada Recipe

  • Split Bengal Gram 1 1/2 cup

  • Onion

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Khana Khazana Daily Dal Masala 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 5-6

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Wash and soak chana dal in three cups of water for one-two hours. Drain and then grind to a coarse paste by adding very little water. Peel, wash and finely chop onions. Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies. Add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies, Khana Khazana Daily Dal Masala and salt to the ground chana dal.

Step 2

Divide this mixture into equal portions. Using wet hands roll each portion into a ball and flatten them slightly. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry these wadas till golden brown in color. Drain and place them on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with chutney or sauce.

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