Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

By: Sowmya

Ambode is a famous snack of Karnataka that is prepared for almost all festivals and is an essential as a part of all South Indian wedding meals. In Tamil Nadu, ambode is known as parupu vada or masala vada. In Kerala, the masala vada is eaten with a hot cup of chai, especially during the rainy season.

The masala vada is prepared by frying the chana dal batter with all other spices added to it. We generally make it with onions, as it gives a good flavour; however, if it is made for festivals, we tend to omit the onions.

The chana dal vada is easy to make once the dal is soaked. If you want to try this recipe at home, continue reading for the step-by-step procedure along with the images and a video.

AMBODE RECIPE VIDEO

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AMBODE RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE MASALA VADA | PARUPU VADA RECIPE | DAL VADA RECIPE
Ambode Recipe | How To Make Masala Vada | Parupu Vada Recipe | Dal Vada Recipe
Prep Time
5 Hours
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Total Time
5 Hours30 Mins

Recipe By: Kavyashree S

Recipe Type: Snacks

Serves: 10 pieces

Ingredients
  • Kadale bele (chana dal) - 1 bowl

    Water - 2 glasses

    Grated coconut - 1 cup

    Green chillies - 4 large

    Ginger - 1 inch piece

    Coriander (chopped) - 1 cup

    Sabbasige soppu (dill leaves) - 1 cup

    Salt to taste

    Oil for frying

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Take chana dal in a bowl and soak it in water for 4-5 hours.

    2. Add the soaked chana dal and grated coconut to a mixer jar.

    3. Further, add green chillies and ginger in the jar.

    4. Grind it coarsely.

    5. Transfer it to a bowl.

    6. Add chopped coriander, dill leaves and salt.

    7. Mix well.

    8. Roll it into small ladoo-sized balls.

    9. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan for frying, on medium flame.

    10. Flatten the ball slightly and drop it in the oil.

    11. Flip it over and fry until all the vadas turn golden brown.

Instructions
  • 1.Usually onions are added to the preparation; however, for festivals, you could omit the use of onions.
  • 2.The dill leaves are an option.
  • 3.The vadas must be fried on medium flame for these to be cooked right.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 piece
  • Calories - 150 cal
  • Fat - 3 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Carbohydrates - 20 g
  • Fibre - 5 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE AMBODE

1. Take chana dal in a bowl and soak it in water for 4-5 hours.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

2. Add the soaked chana dal and grated coconut to a mixer jar.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

3. Further, add green chillies and ginger in the jar.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

4. Grind it coarsely.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

5. Transfer it to a bowl.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

6. Add chopped coriander, dill leaves and salt.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

7. Mix well.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

8. Roll it into small ladoo-sized balls.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

9. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan for frying, on medium flame.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

10. Flatten the ball slightly and drop it in the oil.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada

11. Flip it over and fry until all the vadas turn golden brown.

Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
Ambode Recipe: How To Make Masala Vada
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