Hot n Crunchy Kalmi Vada (Lentil Cutlets) | How to make Hot n Crunchy Kalmi Vada (Lentil Cutlets)

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  • By Samira Gupta
    Created on 1st Aug 2017

About Hot n Crunchy Kalmi Vada (Lentil Cutlets)

It is a wonderful party starter. These vadas are crisp and crunchy from outside with a soft center. It is made in 2 stages, firstly round dumplings are fried. These are then cut and re fried or made in air fryer. Can be easily made ahead and kept in refrigerator for up to a month.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves6People
Hot n Crunchy Kalmi Vada (Lentil Cutlets)

Ingredients to make Hot n Crunchy Kalmi Vada (Lentil Cutlets)

  • 1 Cup (2oo gms) Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)
  • 2 Tbsp Split and Husked Black Gram( White Urad Dal)
  • 2 Tbsp Split and Husked Green Gram ( Yellow Moong Dal)
  • 2 Tbsp Split and Husked Red Gram (Arhar Dal)
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • salt as per taste
  • Red chilli powder as per taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder ( Dhaniya powder )
  • 2 Tsp Fennel Seeds Coarsely Grounded (saunf)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Finely Chopped Green Chilli as per taste
  • 1 tsp or as per taste Finely Chopped Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Hara Dhaniya)

How to make Hot n Crunchy Kalmi Vada (Lentil Cutlets)

  1. Clean lentils and soak for around 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Drain all excess water. Reserve 1 to 2 Tbsp lentils and grind rest of it coarsely. Do not add any water while grinding. If at all you have to, then just sprinkle few drops only. While grinding add very little asafoetida in it.
  3. Once the lentils are grounded, add reserved lentils in it.
  4. To this add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, coarsely ground fennel seeds, chopped green chilli, ginger and green coriander. Mix everything nicely.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan. When very hot, fry round cakes of the lentils batter.
  6. To make round cakes, put a little batter on your left hand. Shape it round & slowly & carefully drop it in hot oil. Similarly, make as many roundels as your frying pan can hold.
  7. Increase the flame. Do not touch these for the first 30-40 seconds otherwise, they may break.
  8. Flip it carefully. Reduce the flame to medium. Cook from both the sides till golden brown.
  9. Like this make all the roundels. This much batter will make 7 to 8 roundels.
  10. Let these roundels cool down. Once cool, wrap in aluminium foil and keep in the refrigerator.You can keep these in the refrigerator for up to a month.
  11. At the time of serving cut thick strips from the roundels and once again fry them till golden brown.
  12. You can fry them in air fryer also. For this, pre heat air fryer for 15 minutes at the highest temperature. Put strips and fry for 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. Serve with coriander chutney.
My Tip: Reserve a tablespoon of lentils as it is before grinding. After grinding, mix it in the batter. This is because part of whole lentils in it gives very good texture to the vadas

Reviews for Hot n Crunchy Kalmi Vada (Lentil Cutlets) (3)

Kritika Seth15 days ago
I will surely try this.
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Seema Manishkrishna15 days ago
Very good recipe Very well explained
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Samira Gupta16 days ago
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