Kollu Masala Vadai Recipe

Kollu Masala Vadai is a popular South Indian snack made with a combination of lentils and spices. It is a crispy and flavorful deep-fried fritter that is perfect as an appetizer or tea-time snack. The main ingredient, kollu or horse gram, is known for its high protein and fiber content. The vadai is made by grinding soaked lentils with spices and onions, shaping them into patties, and frying until golden brown. Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup for a delicious and satisfying snack.

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Ingredients for Kollu Masala Vadai Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Kollu
  • 0.06 cup Chana Dal
  • 1.13 Red Chilies
  • 1/4 inch Ginger, Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • as needed A Handful Of Curry Leaves, Chopped
  • as needed A Handful Of Coriander Leaves, Chopped
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as per your need Oil For Frying

Directions: Kollu Masala Vadai Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Soak kollu and chana dal in water for 4-5 hours. Drain the water and grind them together with red chilies, ginger, and fennel seeds to a coarse paste.
  • STEP 2.Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl and add finely chopped onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves, and salt. Mix well.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. Take a small portion of the mixture, shape it into a flat patty, and carefully drop it into the hot oil.
  • STEP 4.Fry the vadai on medium heat until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oil and drain excess oil on a paper towel.
  • STEP 5.Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup. Enjoy the crispy and flavorful Kollu Masala Vadai!

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to soak the lentils for at least 4-5 hours to ensure they are soft and easy to grind.
  • Adding fennel seeds enhances the flavor of the vadai. You can also add a pinch of asafoetida for extra taste.
  • Maintain the oil temperature while frying to ensure the vadai cooks evenly and becomes crispy.
  • You can shape the vadai into small patties or larger ones, depending on your preference.
  • To make the vadai healthier, you can also shallow fry them instead of deep frying.

Storage and Serving

  • Kollu Masala Vadai is best served hot and crispy.
  • Leftover vadai can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the vadai in an oven or air fryer to regain its crispiness before serving.
  • Serve the vadai as an appetizer or snack with coconut chutney, tomato ketchup, or any other dipping sauce of your choice.
Nutrition
value
341
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat23 g Protein59 g Carbs10 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    23g
  • Carbs
    59g
  • Fiber
    10g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    59g
  • Protein
    23g
  • Fiber
    10g

Fats

  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    287mg
  • Iron
    10mg
  • Vitamin A
    319mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    184mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    10mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    1mcg
  • Magnesium
    179mg
  • Manganese
    3mg
  • Phosphorus
    312mg
  • Selenium
    31mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp