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!