Mar 4, 2008

Mixed Bean Vadai

I made this vadai as a tea time snack last evening..I made it with different type of legumes available..They were very delicious and are healthy too..Because legumes contain both protein and fiber..It can be prepared with different type of legumes depending on your choice and availability..
This is my version..


Ingredients I used

1/2 cup each of the following

Channa/Chickpea dhall
Garbanzo beans/kondakadalai
Black-eyed beans
Masoor dhall(split)
Green gram
Moong dhall (split)

Green chillies - 3 chopped finely
Onions - 1/2 chopped finely
Hing/Asafoetida - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste



Soak all the legumes together for at least one hour..
Then grind the legumes to a coarse consistency..
Do not add water..The legumes absorb some water when soaked..
Then mix the ground mixture along with the chillies,onions,asafoetida and salt..
With the help of a small ladle or spoon take a little of the mixture and pour into piping hot oil..
When the mixture rises to the surface of the oil pour the second one..If the second one is poured immediately it might stick to the first one..Do this in batches of five or six..
After it gets cooked on one side flip it onto the other side and allow it to get cooked..
Keep the flame in medium otherwise it will not get cooked till the inside..
When it turns golden brown remove it from the oil and drain on paper towels..
Can be eaten as such or with a sauce/ketchup of your choice..

This goes off to Weekend Herb Blogging hosted this week by Morsels & Musings..



  1. wow, the vadas look so yummy, Divya! Nice combo of beans.

  2. It is protein loaded fritter , right ? Look very attractive :)

  3. They look delicious Divya. And thanks so much for the award. You are very kind.

  4. Loved the idea of making vadas with mixed beans...

  5. Thanks Uma,Cham,Ashwini and easycrafts..

  6. vadas looks so yummy and healthy divya...creative idea..and thanks for trying my tea...

  7. noval recipe. lovely way to use all the beans...

  8. WOW!! Those are protein packed vadas, good job DV!:))

  9. Such a healthy vadai Dhivya!Nice Idea:)

  10. Thanks Dhivya,Sia,Asha n Rajeshwari.They tasted good..Do try them..

  11. i am constantly amazed at how many dhals there are.
    until a few years ago i thought there were red lentils and green lentils and that's it. boy was i wrong!
    now i live across the street from an indian grocery store and i can't even count all the different sacks of dhals and beans they sell!
    thanks for sharing this recipe for WHB this week.

  12. I haven't seen or eaten this type of snack, but it sounds just fantastic. I love every type of bean or lentil, so it's a sure thing I'd like it! Very interesting post!


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