Kalmi Vada (Fried Lentil Patties) – Manjula’s Kitchen

Kalmai Vadas are crispy and scrumptious appetizer. Fried patties made with lentil and potatoes, generally is a pleasant deal with for any get together or a tea time snack.

Recipe will serve 6.

Kalmi Vada (Fried Lentil Patties)Elements:

  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1/4 cup break up moong Dal
  • 1-1/2 medium measurement boiled and mash potatoes (this must be about 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes)
  • 2 inexperienced chili chopped modify to style (hari mirch)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, modify to style
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon crushed coriander (dhania)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • About 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
  • Oil to fry



  1. Wash and soak chana and moong dal in 4 cups of water no less than for 4 hours or extra, after soaking dal will likely be about two occasions within the quantity.
  2. Mix dal coarsely, add water if wanted to mix however no more than 2-3 tablespoons. I exploit Meals processor; it does an excellent job for mixing dal coarsely with out a lot water.
  3. Subsequent combine all of the substances collectively; it will make comfortable and crumbly dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 7-8 equal elements and make them into patties.
  5. Warmth the oil in frying pan over medium excessive warmth; frying pan ought to have about 1” of oil.
  6. Word: Kalmi Vadas are double fried.
  7. Fry the patties till they’re golden brown it ought to take about 5-6 minutes.
  8. Take them out over paper towel and allow them to cool of to the room temperature, now lower patties into 4 items.
  9. Fry them once more over medium excessive warmth until they’re golden brown. Take them out over paper towel.
  10. Kalmi vadas are prepared.


To reinforce the style serve vadas with hari cilantro chutney.


Kalmi Vadas might be ready forward of time. Double fry Vadas simply earlier than serving, sliced Vadas (earlier than double frying) might be refrigerated for 2-3 days or freezzed for about one month.

Initially posted 2012-10-19 23:52:15.

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