Channa dal vada (evening snacks)

Channa dal vada is an easy evening snack which we can enjoy in the evenings with our tea. It is high in proteins as its made from channa dal.


  • Channa dal -1/2 katori (soak in water overnight)
  • Onion- 1-2 medium sized, chop them finely
  • Chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida- 2 pinches
  • Chaat masala-1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- for frying


  1. Grind the soaked channa dal coarsely after draining the water.
  2. Put the oil for frying on gas.
  3. Now take out this coarsely ground channa dal in a bowl and to it add finely chopped onions, 2 pinches of asafoetida, red chili powder, chaat masala, and salt. The mixture should be thick in consistency ( if you feel that your mixture is not thick enough to be held by hands to put it in a karahi for frying add a little besan, chickpea flour to it to thicken the consistency.
  4. Mix it with a spoon.
  5. Now with your hands take a little of this in a rough shape of vada and fry it till light brown in color.
  6. Now take out vada and press it with help of a steel katori and again deep fry it, till golden brown.
  7. Frying the vada twice will make them crispy.
  8. Serve them with ketchup or green mint chutney.