Kalmi Vada(Rajasthani delicacy)

Kalmi vada/Chana dal fritters is made with coarsely batter of split bengal gram and crushed spices . Crispy crunchy kalmi vada is perfect  for tea time snacks.

Ingredients (For 10 pieces)

  • Chana dal( split bengal gram) – 1cup
  • Chick pea flour – 1tbps(optional)
  • Coriander seed-1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1tsp(to taste)
  • Green chili,garlic,ginger paste-1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – For deep frying
  • Fennel seed – 1tsp
  • Onion – 1 /2 cup finely chopped(optional)
  • Coriander leaves-1 tsp finely chopped(optional)


Step 1-Wash and soak the chana dal for 3 hours  in lots of water.

Step 2-In grinder take dal grind coarsely add 1-2 tbs water,keep aside.Dry roast coriander seed and fennel seed and  crushed it,keep aside.

Step 3 –Take batter in bowl  add salt,chickpea flour, chopped onion,red chili powder, crushed fennel seed ,crushed coriander seed,green chili paste and mix a,cover batter keep aside for 10 minutes.

Step 4 – Heat oil for frying on medium hot oil,take small lemon size ball from dal batter in palm and flatten it.slide it in hot oil ,fry in medium flamefor2-3 minutes, turn it cook other side 2-3 minutes till both side crispy and golden brown.

Step5 – Take out Kalmi Vada and keep in tissue paper and fry all vadas in similar way.

Serve with peanut chutney/green chutney .



7 Comments Add yours

  1. Miss Dinie says:

    These would be lovely for “Meatless Monday”!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yep…. thanks so much!!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Nilzeitung says:

    sehr sehr sehr gut, Tool!!(*L*).,.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thanks so much !!!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Nilzeitung says:

        Very gladly done, and you have done a lot of work that is vielsoviel, thank you and all good for the future,.se/nz

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Thanks for the compliments!!

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Nilzeitung says:

            It is not a compliment, who has sacrificed his time to help others, even when it comes to thinking,(L*)

            Liked by 1 person

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