Today I am sharing a delicious tea time snack from the state of Rajasthan . Delicious deep fried snack that is apt for the wet and cold weather everywhere. Enjoy these Crispy Chana Dal Vada (Rajasthani Style ) with a hot cup of tea in the evening. Having tea and snack with family in the evening is such a bliss.

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I have just joined the this group A-Z Recipe Challenge started by Jolly and Vidhya. This is season 2 with the theme still being A-Z ingredients but this time the ingredient should be in Hindi.Star ingredient should be the hindi name of the dish.So for the coming months we will be improving up our Hindi Ingredients vocabulary. This month we are sharing a recipe which starts with Letter C.

Main Ingredients for Chana Dal Vada (Rajasthani Style):

  • Chana Dal:Chana dal is the main Ingredient of this dish. Chana dal is a good protein source and has anti inflammatory properties and boosts immunity too.
  • Spices: I have used coarse coriander seeds , coarse pepper , red chilli power ,turmeric .Perfect blend of spices that adds a nice taste and crunch to the vada.
  • Fresh Coriander and Curry Leaves: These two are are my favourite ingredients. Gives such a nice flavor to the vada.

Recipe for Chana Dal Vada (Rajasthani Style):

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 10 Mins
  • Soak Time :4 Hours
  • Cook Time : 30 Mins
  • Total Time : 4 Hrs 40 mins
  • Course : Snack
  • Cuisine : Indian
  • Wide bottom Pan
  • Spatula
  • Blender
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife

Ingredients for Chana Dal Vada (Rajasthani Style):

  • 1 Cup Chana Dal
  • 4 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 Onions Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Grated Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Coarse Coriander Seeds
  • 3/4 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 15 Curry Leaves Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Besan / Gram Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • Oil for frying


  • Wash and Soak chana dal for 4 hours. Drain the water completely.
  • Keep a teaspoon of Soaked Chana dal aside and grind the remaining without adding water. Grind coarsely and do not make a fine paste.
  • Transfer the coarsely ground chana dal to the bowl.
  • Add all the other ingredients mentioned in the list above except oil along with the soaked chana dal that was kept aside .
  • Mix well with clean hands.
  • Heat oil in pan for deep frying.
  • Take a spoonful of mixture ,give them a round shape and smoothen the edges.
  • Deep fry the vada in hot oil untill both the sides are golden brown and crisp.
  • Repeat the process for the balance mixture.
  • Serve with any green chutney , Imli chutney and Hot Tea.
  • Enjoy…………………
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  1. I did not know that there was a rajasthani chana dal vada. Shows how closely our food in the sub-continent is related. These vada look delicious especially now since its pouring.

  2. Chana dal vada look so delicious, crispy and with some of the dal appearing whole, crunchy too. So similar to the Gujarati style except that I don’t add curry leaves. A wonderful snack that can be enjoyed with some chatpata chutney.

  3. I had tasted South Indian style dal vada but never got an opportunity to try Rajasthan style dal vada… Now I have the recipe and will try soon

  4. Rajasthani chana dal vadas are quite new to me. I adore the dal pakodis which is slightly different from this recipe. Seems quite crispy .Would love to try it out soonest with a cup of hot tea

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