Masala vada/ Dal vada


Masala vada is a South Indian snack made of Chana dal / Bengal gram. Bengal gram is soaked and with some spices ground to smooth paste. Fried in oil till golden brown.
Best tea time snack.


1 cup- Chana dal/ split Bengal gram,
1 small onion,
6 to 8 – green chilies,
1 or 2 – garlic cloves,
Small piece of ginger,
1 teaspoon – cumin/ jeera seeds,
3 tablespoons – dry coconut,
1/4 cup cilantro,
mint leaves,
1 and 1/2 teaspoons- salt,
Water, oil to fry

Wash and Soak Chana dal in water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain Chana dal.
Grind soaked Chana dal(no water),1/2 onion, green chilies,ginger, garlic, cumin,dry coconut,cilantro, mint and salt.

Add 2 tablespoons of water(if required while grinding).
Add 1/2 finely chopped onion to the mixture and mix well.

Make lemon sized balls of vada mixture(about 20 balls) and press them to flatten.

Heat oil in deep- fry pan on high heat for about 5 minutes. Check oil by putting tiny size of mixture to oil , it should puff up .
Reduce heat to medium low. Fry 4 to 5 vada’s on both sides till golden brown .

Fry remaining vada’s . Serve hot with chutney.



* try to grind dry without water. If your mixer needs water, add 2 Tablespoons of water. No need of fine paste.
* Be patient, vada’s takes time to cook.
* easy if you flatten the vada’s on palm and put them directly into oil.

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Bread paneer roll

Best snack for kids. It’s healthy and filling.
With very less ingredients you can make this yummy evening snack.

6 to 8 slices of brown/ white bread,
1 cup – grated paneer( Indian cheese),
1 teaspoon- salt,
1/2 teaspoon – Chat masala,
1/4 teaspoon- ginger powder,
2 tablespoons – butter
1 tablespoon – water

In a medium sized bowl grate the paneer , add salt, chat masala and ginger powder. Mix well.

Add water and mix .

Cut the edges of bread and by rolling flatten it.Fill the mixture and roll the breads.

Put some oil/ water/ butter to the edge of bread roll to glue it . Butter the bread rolls with the help of brush.

Heat the skillet in medium low heat.put some oil and cook the bread rolls all side by flipping.

Paneer bread roll is ready😋
Enjoy with tomato ketchup !!

– use white or brown bread.
– Add chilly powder for spicy rolls.
– bake the rolls at 350 degree Fahrenheit each side for 10 minutes.

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Garlic- cheese swirl

Delicious garlic cheese swirl great for evening snack or picnic. They are soft inside and crispy top with bursts of  cheese and herbs in every bite. Enjoy!!

Preheat the oven at 400 degree Fahrenheit

Garlic- cheese swirl

1 sheet- puff pastry- thaw to room temp,
1 1/2 spoon- Italian herbs,
1/4 cup- mozzerala cheese,
2 cloves- garlic,
2 tablespoons- olive oil,

In a small bowl, take olive oil and add minced garlic, Italian herbs and mix well.
Spread the mixture all over the pastry sheet and spread cheese on top of it.

Slowly roll the pastry sheet and cut into equal peices( approx 1 inch each).

Place them in baking trays.

At 400 degree Fahrenheit’s, Bake for 13 to 15 min.
Yummy garlic – cheese swirls will be ready.

Note- * garlic quantity can be reduced to one clove.
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