Baked Masala Vada | How to make Baked Masala Vada

By Neeru Srikanth  |  20th Jun 2016  |  
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About Baked Masala Vada Recipe

Masala vada baked in oven with very less oil with no compromise on taste.

Baked Masala Vada

Ingredients to make Baked Masala Vada

  • Bengal Gram - 1/2 cup
  • Saunf/fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chili - 3
  • ginger – 1 inch
  • garlic - 2
  • curry leaves – few
  • mint – 2 tbsp
  • coriander – 1 tbsp
  • onion – 1 chopped
  • rice powder – 1 spoon
  • oil – to brush – 2 spoons
  • salt - to taste
  • hing - a pinch

How to make Baked Masala Vada

  1. Soak Dhal for 2 hours.
  2. Grind green chili, ginger, fennel seeds, garlic in the mixie.
  3. Grind dhal separately by straining the water.
  4. Mix dal, onion, mint, coriander,salt and the grind mixture in step 2. Add salt & Hing.
  5. Add rice flour. Adjust the quantity to make it a bit thick. Sometimes the batter might have water content that’s why I add this at the end.
  6. Take a baking tray and brush it with oil.
  7. Take the vada mix and make them into patties and place them in the tray.
  8. Brush the patties with oil on top and put it in the refrigerator for 20 mins.
  9. Pre heat oven at 190 deg for 5 mins and place the tray.
  10. Check in between 10 – 12 mins. Turn them after they become brown on the top side. It took me 18 minutes for the first side
  11. Flip the other side to check if it's turned brown. Brushing oil after flipping is optional. I did it for one row to check if there is any difference in cooking time but there was no difference. It took me a total of 35 mins to get cooked.
  12. You may switch off the oven and leave it inside to store it hot until it is served.
  13. Enjoy the baked and healthy masala vada with a cup of masala chai.

My Tip:

Adjust the chili according to your taste. • Make sure the dish doesn’t become too watery, else if would be difficult to mix it with rice. • It is must to refrigerate for at least 15-20 mins.

Reviews for Baked Masala Vada (4)

Ruchi Chopra3 months ago


Puja Agarwala year ago


Rashpal Kaur2 years ago

what is bengal gram????
Medha Dubey
3 months ago
chana dal

Maithili Thangkhiew2 years ago

Wonderful, thanks for sharing :)

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