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May 18, 2011

Mixed Dal Keerai Vadai/Mixed dal Spinach Vada

    Like my Legumes comes the mixed dal vadai with spinach.I combined all the dals...yellow split peas,chana dal,urad dal,moong dal n tuvar dal to make a yummy crunchy tea time snack with the addition of spincah.I made this last weekend for tea time experiment was good success and vada was more crispy n different from the usual taste..This is my first trial..He asked me to make some vada..i am ok with that but i want to make something new n interesting to me n as well U.So without any hesitation i tried this with all the dals in my hand...for me its new ,may be you might have done this earlier in your style.I carried on with my usual masal vadai recipe with adding some finely chopped spinach.the vada came out excellent outer so crispy n inner soft moist n more flavorful.The recipe as follows..

  1. Yellow split peas   1/2 cup
  2. Chana dal   1/2 cup
  3. Moong dal   1/2 cup
  4. Urad dal   1/4 cup
  5. Tuvar dal   1/4 cup
  6. Green chillies   8-10 no.s(adjust acc. to taste)
  7. Fennel seeds   2 tbsp
  8. Spinach   1/2 bunch(finely chopped)
  9. Ginger    1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  10. Asafoetida    a pinch
  11. Onion   1 medium (finely chopped)
  12. curry leaves   few finely chopped
  13. Coriander leaves    few (finely chopped)
  • soak all the dals separately for 2 hours.
  • First run chillies and fennel seeds for a minute in a blender/grinder and then add moong dal,tuvar dal,urad dal ,chana dal and yellow split peas.(spare some whole split peas ) and grind everything to a coarse paste.
  • Then transfer the grounded dal paste to a bowl and add finely chopped ginger,onion,curry leaves,spinach,coriander leaves,soaked whole split peas and enough salt and mix everything well and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying,when oil gets really hot take a small ball size mixture and flatten with palm and carefully drop in to the hot oil.fry in medium heat.
  • Fry the vada till turn crispy n golden brown on both sides.
  • Then remove from the oil n drain it in a paper towel,yummy vadas are ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with a cup of chai or a bowl of sweet pasiparuppu/vermicelli payasam.


  1. hey nice twist by adding the ideas and vadas are my fav

  2. Nice way of sneaking in veggies.These look irresistible.

  3. It's raining outside and I feel like grabbing these crunchy keerai vadai.

  4. Attakasama irruku intha keerai vadai, can have it rite now,super tempting..

  5. Vadas are like comfort food for me. Your idea of adding greens is a lovely and healthy twist!

  6. This looks like a tasty snack!

  7. Yummy and healthy tea-time snack...

  8. Perfectly made vadais..and especially love the addition of legumes in it.

  9. Healthy One dear.. Love this with tea..

    U have few Awards waiting for u .. Please accept and collect them!

  10. such a nice idea to add spinach in vadas!

  11. Wow! This looks super appetizing and scrumptious! Nice with an awesome dip.

  12. I love vadas in any form. Adding spinach even more healthy.

  13. அடடா சூப்பர்ர் பதிவா போட்டு கலக்குறீங்க..இதையும் புளியோதரையோடு அனுப்பிடுங்கப்பா.நல்ல மொறுமொறுன்னு இருக்கு வடை..


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