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Urad Dal Vada Recipe - A Ramadan Iftar Snack

A few ingredient snack recipe perfect for iftar during the month of ramadan made with urad dal/split black gram.
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Prep Time 7 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 7 hrs 15 mins
Course Indian Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 300 kcal


  • ½ cup urad dal/split black gram
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • ½ bunch coriander leaves
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • a pinch of cooking soda
  • oil for deep frying


  • Firstly, soak urad dal in enough water for 6-7 hours.
  • After soaking, strain the water and transfer the urad dal into a blender.
  • Also add salt, coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger garlic paste, cooking soda into the blender.
  • Blend all the ingredients finely by adding very little water and make a smooth and thick batter.
  • The batter consistency should be slightly thick.
  • Take the batter out into a bowl.
  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  • Take small portions of the batter with fingers, drop small shape dumplings/vada in oil and deep fry these vada on low to medium flame until all sides turn golden brown.
  • Remove them out from oil.
  • Place them on a tissue paper.
  • Serve hot with any chutney or dip!!!


1.This particular vada batter does not require fermentation.
2.The dal after soaking can be blended immediately into a paste and made into vadas.
3.Tha batter blended should be of thick consistency and not watery.
4.The fried vadas obtained are very soft from inside.


Nutrition Facts
Urad Dal Vada Recipe - A Ramadan Iftar Snack
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.