Saturday, 28 February 2015

Baked Sprouted Dal Vada





Last week, we were at local south Indian restaurant for a breakfast. We ordered masal vadai or paruppu vadai (Dal vada). There was lot of oil in it. (Of course, in a deep fried items oil can’t be avoided) 

Due to oil, I resist myself to make vada at home. Suddenly, my son asked “why you can’t bake a vada, instead deep fry” Not a bad idea. 


But, don’t want to bake the same vada batter and bake. Want to enhance bit healthier by adding Sprouted moong dal and Veggies.

It was not bad at all. The taste is pretty close to the original deep fry. But, the shape is not circle. It’s a bar shaped. As long as its taste good and healthy, who bothers the shape?

The Ingredients*** are :   1 cup of chana dal   ;    1 cup of sprouted moong dal        ;             1 onion chopped     ;     1/2 cup of carrot & capsicum chopped      ;      2 green chilies       ;       2 tsp of salt      ;      1 small piece of  ginger     ;     3/4 tsp baking soda.

***Please find below the ingredients name in English and Tamil at the end of this post)


Procedure :  Soak chana dal in water for 2-3 hours and drain the water. Grind channa, moong, ginger, green chili, coarsely.  Add the onion, chopped carrot & capsicum, salt, baking soda and mix well. Allow it to stand for about 10 – 15 minutes.

Transfer the mixture into a greased baking tray and spread evenly for about ¼” thickness.
Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C, for about 15-20 minutes or till top is golden brown. Cut into 1" squares.


Can be consumed with tomato ketchup or even sprinkled with chaat masala. I just eat without anything with chai.

*** Chana dal (Hindi)  =  Bengal gram (English)  = கடலை பருப்பு
Green Moong dal  (Hindi)  =  Green gram whole (English) = பாசிப் பருப்பு


14 comments:

  1. Delicious!! What a innovative way to serve dal vadas..awesome!!

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  2. Wow, I love the invention. Baking has produced another level of deliciousness compared to frying.

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  3. These are the best dal vadas I have seen sooo far. Super delicious :)

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  4. Very healthy vadas. Now we can have it without guilty.

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  5. Very healthy masala vadais, guilt free snack! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. amazing vada bars dear.. love the idea of adding veggies to it..I too have tired baking these vadas but love your version.. Congrats for a year success dear

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  7. Hi, Madhavi first time here , nice blog , love the baked version of vada........ yummy☺

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  8. Absolutely healthy and delicious vadas:)

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  9. These are really baked to innovation. Healthy and tasty vadas..

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  10. Baked version is superb and like this healthy version.

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  11. Baked sprouted vada looks delicious I will try next time.

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  12. Baked Sprouted Dal Vada looks awesome Madhavi..Nice alternative to the deep fried version dear..I will definitely try this soon and let you know.

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  13. Absolutely healthy!!!! The vadas looks super tempting

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