Kalmi vada | How to make Kalmi vada

By Ritu Gupta  |  7th Mar 2019  |  
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About Kalmi vada Recipe

Kalmi Vada is Rajasthani fried snacks. Kalmi Vada made with a coarsely blended batter of chana dal. Kalmi Vada has a wonderfully crunchy texture and stimulating flavor.

Kalmi vada

Ingredients to make Kalmi vada

  • 1 cup split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 2 green chilis
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
  • Handful fresh green chopped coriander

How to make Kalmi vada

  1. Wash chana dal and soaked for 3 hours and drain water after soaking.
  2. Add soaked dal into the mixer jar and add salt, ginger, green chilis and blend coarsely. The texture of dal should be a bit grainy.
  3. Heat the oil and over high heat, put it as many balls as come in without touching, turn about 10 seconds and lower the heat.
  4. Cook till firm on both sides, but not brown. When cool, slice into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  5. Before serving, deep-fry the slices, first over high heat then lower the heat till crisp golden brown.
  6. Take them out over a paper towel. Kalmi vadas are ready to serve. Serve this green Chutney or tomato sauce.

My Tip:

kalmi Vadas can be prepared ahead of time. Double fry vadas just before serving, slice vadas(before double frying) can be refrigerated for 2- 3 days or frozen for about one month.

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