Baked dal vadas


Baked Dal vadas

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4


Chana dal vada is a popular snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat, India. Traditionally, it is made by frying.  But if you love it and looking out for an healthier variation , then do try this baked style dal vadas!!


  1. Soaked Chana dal: 1 cup
  2. Finely chopped onions: ½ cup
  3. Finely chopped garlic: 1 tsp
  4. Ginger-Green chilli paste: 1 Tsp
  5. Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  6. Chopped coriander leaves: 1 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Ghee- 1tsp


  1. Keep aside one spoonful of soaked chana dal.
  2. In a mixer-grinder bowl, add the remaining soaked chana dal and grind into a coarse paste.
  3. In a bowl take the coarsely grounded chana dal paste, add chopped onions and coriander, salt, turmeric, chopped garlic, ginger- green chilli paste, the kept aside 1 spoon of soaked channa dal and mix well.
  4. Heat up an appam stand, add in a droplet of ghee into each cavity. Pour in ladle full of mixture into each cavity, cover and cook it for 5 minutes.
  5. Flip the vadas to other side, cover and cook again for 5 minutes till done.
  6. Serve it piping hot with coriander mint chutney


  1. Sufficient soaking of chana dal is needed to that it grinds well without using much water and turns crisp without the need to add the baking soda. Soak for 5-6 hours
  2. Do not add water while grinding the Chana dal. And if there is a need for water, add in spoon by spoon. Keep the batter as water free as possible.
  3. If you do not have appam stand, you can bake it in oven at 200C for 10 mins


  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 8.3g
  • Protein: 10.6g
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