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Taval Vada

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Serve with evening coffee or tea.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 cup Toor dal
  • 1 cup Channa dal
  • 1/2 cup Moong dal
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 Red Chillies
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped Cilantro (Coriander leaves)
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • a pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. Soak all the dals along with Chillies for an hour.
  2. Grind them to a semi-course paste along with Coconut, Salt, Hing, Curry leaves, Cilantro & Cumin seeds with minimum water. Keep aside for 10 mins.
  3. Heat Oil in a kadai. Add scoop full of batter to the hot Oil & deep fry till golden brown on a Medium heat. Serve hot with Sauce/Coconut chutney.


Srinidhi Laxman

hi you did not mention when to add the rice, is it soaked and ground with the dals?