Friday, May 11, 2012

Mint Masala Vadai

Mint Masala Vadai:  

Masala vadai is one of the favorite snacks of my mother and my son.  It goes very well with uppuma or pongal.  During Ramalan fasting time,  we make this vadais and nombu kanji. Adding mint to the masala vadai,  gives more health benefits. 
 For a different variation,  we can substitute chick peas for channa dal to make these vadais. 


Channa Dal (kadalai paruppu)   - 200 gram
Puthina (Mint leaves) – 1 cup (chopped)
Ginger – 1 inch size
Green chillies – 2 
Garlic – 3 pods
Onion -  1  (chopped)
Clove – 1 
Cinnamon – ½ inch size
Saunf (fennel seeds) – ½ tspn
Salt – to taste
Curry leaves – few
Whole red chillies – 2 


Soak channa dhal for 1 hour and drain the water completely.
Divide into 3 portions.
Add saunf, cinnamon, clove , ginger, garlic and  whole red chillies with first portion of channa dhal  and grind  to a fine paste. Set aside.
Coarsely grind  the remaining soaked channa dhal .
 Mix  the dal paste,  coarsely ground channa dal, chopped pudina, onion, green chilles and curry leaves together  with a fork. 
Make small  size balls and flatten it slightly with your finger.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry all them all to golden brown.  
 Drain the excess oil and serve hot. 

This goes to sarav's mom's recipe @ Julie's 

EP Series-Herb & Spices" ~ "Ginger &Pepper Powder" hosted by prabamani, Gayathri's walk through memory lane hosted by sizzling veggeis and very good recipes may Family recipe challange

Feb 2013 
Linking to UK Rasoi Nupur's What's with my cuppa hosted by nivedhanan, 


  1. crisp and delicious vada's ..mine are still in draft:)

  2. looks so crispy from outside. delicious vadas

  3. ahhh! jaleela sutta puthinaa vadai supero super.

  4. Looks delicious. Someone is hosting Fennel seeds event. Do send it.

  5. amazing nice food

  6. Mint must have given a new flavor to these crispy vadas. Looks awesome. Thanks for linking to the WTML event & giveaway

  7. Nice mint Masala Vadais...
    Lovely blog.Following you from now...

  8. Welcome to the Family Recipe Challenge! These look delicious! :)

  9. OMG.. mouth watering here.. Very delicious and aromatic vadai.. looks absolutely inviting.. Perfect teatime snack :)
    Indian Cuisine

  10. Yummy crunchy Wadai..loving it :)Thanks a lot for linking to the Event :)

  11. delicious vadai!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes... Please add the link to the event announcement page on my blog and to Nupur's page..

    Ongoing Event - HITS - Diabetic Friendly
    Ongoing Event + Giveaway - Italian Dishes


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