Dal Vada-SK Khazana

A popular South Indian breakfast item – chana dal vadas crisp on the outside and soft inside This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Dal Vada-SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Split Bengal gram (chana dal), Oil
Cuisine South Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 3.30-4 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dal Vada-SK Khazana

  • 2 cups Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 3-4 hours and drained
  • to deep fry Oil
  • 1-2 Green chillies chopped
  • 15-17 Curry leaves
  • 1 Medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 2-3 tables to garnish Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • to serve Lemon wedges
  • to serve Green coconut chutney


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  2. Coarsely grind drained split Bengal gram with broken green chillies and curry leaves. Transfer into a bowl.
  3. Add onion, ginger, coriander leaves and salt and mix well.
  4. Dampen your palms with some water, divide the mixture into equal portions, shape into balls and flatten them slightly between yours palms to shape into vadas.
  5. Put the vadas in hot oil and deep-fry on medium heat till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Line a serving platter with a piece of banana leaf and place the dal vadas on one side. Place a bowl of green coconut chutney and lemon wedges on the other side and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.