Ramadan Special, Snacks

Matar Dal Vada (dried pea lentil fritter)

Hi everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Matar Dal Vada’.  It is a tea time snack recipe which can be enjoyed with family and friends. This one is again from my mother’s biggest collection of recipes. Enjoy this delicious recipe as an evening snack with a cup of tea or coffee. It can be served with chutney or ketchup. Try this easy and tempting recipe at home and do let me know how it was.

Matar Dal Vada
Matar Dal Vada

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Serve: 6

Duration: 4 hrs (prep time) + 15 mins (cook time)

Ingredients for Matar Dal Vada

Matar Dal (dried split pea lentil)1 cup
Green chillies6
Onion (finely chopped)2 medium size
Ginger (finely chopped)1"
Coriander leaves (chopped)2 tbsp
Curry leaves (chopped)7-8 leaves
Cumin seeds1 tsp
Red chillies flakes1/2 tsp (heaped)
Garam masala powder1/4 tsp
Saltas per taste
Oil for deep frying

Procedure for Matar Dal Vada

  • Wash and soak split matar dal for at least 4 hrs.



  • Grind matar dal in a coarse paste, use very small amount of water if required for grinding.


  • Add finely chopped onion, chopped coriander, chopped curry leaves, chopped ginger, chopped green chillies, cumin seeds, and salt.


  • Add red chillies flakes and garam masala powder in the mix.


  • Mix everything uniformly.


  • In a deep kadhai or pan heat oil. Make small patty shaped vada and deep fry.
  • Keep vadas on a tissue paper to drain excess oil.
  • Serve matar dal vada with chutney or ketchup.


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