How to ; Dal Vada

Manoj is back to teach you another recipe that you can do at home! This time we are going to teach you how to make Dal Vada, a delicious vegetarian dish of lentil dumplings. Impress your guests with this authentic Indian dish!









Serves 4 people.


Chickpea lentils 100 grams

Red lentils 50 grams

1 chopped onion

A handful of chopped coriander

1 Table Spoon chopped fresh ginger

1 chopped green chilli

1/2 a Tea Spoon of baking powder

Vegetable oil



  1. Wash and soak all the lentils in water for 4 hours.
  2. After 4 hours drain the water.
  3. Roughly grind in a food processor.
  4. Add the coriander, ginger, onion, green chilli and baking soda and mix together in the food processor.
  5. Heat up vegetable oil in a pan about 2cm deep or use a deep fat fryer if you have one.
  6. Using your hand form the lentil mix into a small dumpling and add to the hot oil.
  7. Fry until golden brown.
  8. Place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. Serve with yoghurt raita and tamarind sauce.







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