Ambode/ Masala vada

Chef Rupa, January 15, 2017

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Ambode or Masala vada is a very popular south indian savory fritter. It can be made in multiple ways depending on weather you use it for a festival/ celebration side dish or if you just want to have it as a snack with your coffee or serve it as an appetizer. Any which way you choose you can’t go wrong with this dal fritter. It’s closest cousin would be the Mediterranean falafel (that’s made with garbanzo beans/ whole chana). Try this delicious masala vada for yourself or wow your friends with it. See notes below for some restaurant style variations. Enjoy!

Ambode/ Masala vada
Servings Prep Time
25 Pieces 10 Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Mins 2-4 Hrs
Servings Prep Time
25 Pieces 10 Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Mins 2-4 Hrs
Ambode/ Masala vada
Servings Prep Time
25 Pieces 10 Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Mins 2-4 Hrs
Servings Prep Time
25 Pieces 10 Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Mins 2-4 Hrs
Ingredients
Servings: Pieces
Instructions
  1. Ambode / Masala Vada
  2. Soak the chana dal for 2-4 hrs, drain the water and add it to a food processor. To this add the cilantro, coconut, green chillies, peanuts, salt and hing.
  3. Grind to a coarse paste. Add a little water if needed while grinding. It should not be a smooth paste. Remove it to a vessel. Taste and make required changes now.
  4. Wet the surface of your palms or grease them, make small lemon sized balls and press them gently between your palm with your fingers.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry them.
  6. Fry them until they are golden brown.
  7. Enjoy crispy hot ambode or masala vada
Recipe Notes

Optional but great taste enhancers are om kalu/ Ajwain, mint leaves and ginger. You can also make this with dill leaves and onions.

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