Gujarati Dal Vada | How to make Gujarati Dal Vada

By Rina Vora  |  18th Dec 2016  |  
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Gujarati Dal Vadaby Rina Vora
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    1 /4Hours
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About Gujarati Dal Vada Recipe

Dal Vada, as the moong dal fritters are called, is one of the most popular street foods in Gujarat; to the extent that each place will have its own variant. I am sharing my favourite version, the Dal Vadas as they make it in Ahmedabad. Gujarati dal vada is a delicious and famous dish of Gujarati cuisine. Gujarati cuisine is the cuisine of the state Gujarat which is primarily a vegetarian state due to the influence of Jain vegetarianism. Gujarati cuisine is influenced from North Gujarat, Kathiawad, Kachchh and Surat. Dal vada is one of the most popular street foods of Gujarat. Gujarati dal vada is amazing in taste, they are crispy from outside and soft from inside. You can serve it as a tea time snack. Gujarati dal vada is an easy and quick recipe. You can easily prepare it at your home. From the better butter recipes you can easily know how to make Gujarati dal vada at your home. Drain the soaked dal, add ginger and green chilies and grind them by using little water. Add the chopped garlic, salt and cumin to it and mix them well. Drop the dumplings of the batter into hot oil and deep fry on the medium flame till they turns to golden color. You can impress your guests by serving this Gujarati dal vada with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Gujarati Dal Vada is delicious and authentic dish. Gujarati Dal Vada by Rina Vora is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Gujarati Dal Vada is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 190 minutes and it takes 30 minutes to cook it properly. Gujarati Dal Vada is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Gujarati Dal Vada. Gujarati Dal Vada is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Gujarati Dal Vada is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Gujarati Dal Vada at your home.

Gujarati Dal Vada

Ingredients to make Gujarati Dal Vada

  • green gram Dal With Skin/Chhilkewali Moong Dal 1 and 1/2 cup
  • ginger 1 and 1/2"
  • green chillies 4-6 (as per taste)
  • garlic crushed 1 tsp (optional)
  • cumin Seeds/Jeera 1 tsp
  • lemon juice 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying + 1 tbsp to be added in batter

How to make Gujarati Dal Vada

  1. Wash and soak the dal for 3 hours. Drain, add ginger and green chillies, grind, using very little or no water. The batter we need has to be thick and slightly grainy in texture, similar to sooji/semolina.
  2. Add the crushed garlic, salt, jeera and mix well. Whisk the batter well to incorporate air into it. Continue till it feels fluffy, it is tedious work and requires effort.
  3. In the meantime heat oil in a kadhai/wok. Add the lemon juice to the batter and pour hot oil over it. Do this only when you are about to fry the vadas. Give it a good whisk.
  4. Drop dumplings of the batter into hot oil with the help of fingers or a spoon. Deep fry on a medium flame till they are crisp golden. Serve with onion rings and fried green chillies.

My Tip:

Most people believe these fritters are made with dhuli moong dal, the end result is good but not as the ones sold. That is because it is the chhilkewali moong dal that makes the difference and gives that typical flavour.

Reviews for Gujarati Dal Vada (1)

Shiva Pandea year ago

Best accompaniment with hot tea or coffee...

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