Masala vada or masale vade recipe explained with step by step pictures. Masala vada is a very popular and tasty snacks or fritters recipe in Indian state of Karnataka. In Karnataka masala vada is familiar by names masale vade, masala vade, chattambade and ambode. Masala vada or masale vade is prepared using split gram dal or chana dal (kadle bele) and few other spices.
Along with gram dal or chana dal, I have used green chili, curry leaves, coriander leaves, asafoetida and dill leaves to prepare these masala vada or masale vade. Green chili can be replaced with red chili and using dill leaves is optional. Some people will also add crushed cumin seeds.
We all know masala translates to spice and that's why the name masala vade. Coming to the name "chattambade", chatte means flat and ambode is a common word. Since we are using palms and making flat vadas, it is called by name chattambade.
If you want soft masala vada or masale vade, then you can add finely chopped onion or cabbage pieces. If you are a health freak and would like to avoid deep fried snacks then you must check my healthy nuchinunde or steamed spicy dal dumplings and kadle usli recipes. They are very healthy and tastes great.
If you are looking for more snacks recipes then do check our snacks section. Also I feel you should definitely look in to some of the tasty snacks recipe like congress kadlekai or spicy peanuts, maddur vada, nippattu, crispy chili bajji, mangalore bajji, stuffed mirchi bajji, aloo bonda, avarekalu mixture, baby corn golden fry and onion pakoda.
Preparation time: 4 hours
Cooking time: 30 min
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