Sunday 30 December 2012

Mushroom Maasala Vadai / Vada

Mushroom Masala Vadai is a Savoury Fritters made with channa dhal, mushroom and aromatic spices. Normally this is made using spinach or corn.  Try this mushroom varient - a perfect snack for chill evenings!

Ingredients (yields 15 - 18 vadas)

Button Mushroom - 10 pieces (Clean and grate)
Channa dal - 200gms
Small onions - 10 or  big
Onion - 1 medium sized
Green chillies - 3 to 4
Ginger - 1”
Garlic - 5 or 6 flakes
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (Finely chopped)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig (Finely chopped)
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Jeera powder - ½ tsp teaspoon
Saunf or aniseed - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying
Water to soak channa dhal


Soak channa dal for 2 to 3 hrs.

Drain the water completely and take 1 tablespoon of channa dhal; keep it aside.

Grind (don't add water while grinding) the remaining channa dhal coarsely along with ginger, greenchillies and aniseed (saunf).

Finely chop onions and garlic.

Take a bowl and add all the chopped ingredients, grated mushrooms, channa dal mixture, jeera powder, red chilli powder, salt, coriander leaves, curry leaves,1 tablespoon channa dhal and mix well (if you feel the vada mixture is watery, then add rice flour to make it firm).

Mould the mixture into small balls and flatten them.

Deep fry the vadas in low flame; wait till it becomes golden brown.

Serve hot with tomato sauce.


  1. first time here. nice space. love vadas with some chai.

  2. yum yum yummy!!! so perfect with a cup of hot coffee!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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