July 5, 2011

Meal Maker Masala Vada ~ Soya Chunks Vadai

Ingredients :

Chana Dal : 1/2 cup
Soya Chunks / Meal maker : 1/2 cup
Onion : 1
Green Chillies : 3 to 5
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic Cloves : 2 or 3
Curry Leaves : 2 sprigs
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

~ Meal Maker Masala Vada on a Rainy Day ~

Method :

Soak the chana dal in water for 2 - 3 hours. Soak the meal maker in hot water for 30 minutes and squeeze all excess water. Grind them in a blender and set aside. Drain and grind the chana dal, garlic cloves, green chillies, curry leaves and ginger to a coarse paste by using a little water. Combine the finely chopped onions, meal maker, chana dal mixture, salt and turmeric powder in a wide bowl and mix very well. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Take lemon size ball of chana dal mixture, flatten them a little and deep fry them in hot oil till golden color on both sides evenly. Remove and place them on a tissue paper. Serve hot with tomato ketchup and a cup of Tea.


  1. Wow perfect vada dear,love this unique recipe...

  2. wow!!vadas look so crispy and delicious and this recipe is very new to me..thanks for sharing..

  3. My mom made this when she came here for vacation and I loved it..

  4. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy and tempting and crispy vadas

  5. Woow..love these crispy beauty..
    drool worth click!

  6. interesting idea...healthy vada!!nice click!

  7. hari looks perfect for the season. i will grab some for my aftenoon lunch

  8. Wow I got a new recipe for my soya chunks..This looks so crispy!!

  9. Vada looks delicious and click is too tempting! :P


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