Vadai – Urad Dal Fritters

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Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara


1 cup urad dal
1 small green chili, minced
2 Tbsp coriander leaves, minced
1/4 tsp asafoetida (optional)
oil for frying


Rinse urad dal, cover with water and soak for 6-8 hours.

Drain and grind to a paste in a food processor. You should have a thick paste. Add minced chili, coriander leaves, asafoetida, and salt.

Heat oil sufficient for deep frying. Drop by small spoonfuls into hot oil and fry until golden and crisp. Do not crowd pan. Remove from pan and drain.


Urad dal are split black gram beans. You can find them in Indian Markets. I believe these can be made with other beans as well such as chana dal, but I’ve only tried it with urad dal.

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