Baked Masala Vada | How to make Baked Masala Vada

By Sreevalli Emani  |  18th Aug 2015  |  
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About Baked Masala Vada Recipe

I'm sharing a healthier baked version of this masala vada with out loosing the goodness of deep-fried version.

Baked Masala Vada

Ingredients to make Baked Masala Vada

  • 1/4 cup Channa dal
  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 2 tsp jeera
  • 2 Green chilies
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • salt to taste

How to make Baked Masala Vada

  1. Thoroughly wash and soak chana dal and toor dal for at least ½ hour or up to 3 hours. Line parchment paper on baking sheet and preheat your oven at 180C.
  2. Drain water from dals and blend coarsely with jeera, green chilies, ginger, curry leaves and onions.
  3. Take in to bowl and mix in salt, chili and baking powder. Form a thick batter.
  4. Pinch small ball size batter and lightly flat on baking sheet to form a nice round (as shown in picture). Repeat and complete the batter.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven. Brush little oil on each side of vada and bake for another 15 minutes or less at 200C.
  6. When the brown crust starts to appear on top flip and check other side has turned light brown or not.
  7. Remove and leave to cool on kitchen counter. Serve warm with chutney/ketchup.

My Tip:

In addition to the ingredients you can add in 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste for more flavorful vadas

Reviews for Baked Masala Vada (7)

Prerna Pai2 years ago


lavi P2 years ago

Surely will try. Which oven u use?

Reena Andavarapu3 years ago


Vaishali Varaskar Kadam3 years ago

will surely try it

Garima kumar4 years ago


Kaberi Sarkar4 years ago


Sujata Limbu4 years ago

these vadas look delicious

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