Mixed dal vada

Multi Beans Fritters, Mixed Dal Vada


  • Mixed Beans – 3/4 cup (Combination of Green split peas, Chana dal, Small Red beans, Baby lima beans, Black eyed peas, Black and white chickpeas or any beans of your choice) 
  • Onion – 3/4 cup
  • Green chili – 2 (or to your taste)
  • Coriander leaves – 3 to 5 sprigs (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 1 or 2 sprig
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tspn
  • Hing – 3 to 4 pinches
  • Pepper – 1/4 tspn (or to your taste)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to deep fry


  1. Soak the mixed beans for 2 hours. Then grind them to coarse by adding very little water. The ground vada mix should be thick enough to make vadas. So be careful while adding water.
  2. Finely chop Onion, Green chilies, Coriander leaves, Curry leaves and add this to the ground beans.
  3. Add Fennel seeds, Hing, Salt and Pepper to it. Mix well. 
  4. Heat enough oil in a pan. Once the Oil is hot enough, take a small amount of the mix in your left palm, shape them into round vada and drop them gently into hot oil.
  5. Deep fry them till they are golden brown on both sides by turning once in a while. Then remove from heat and drain them on paper towels.

Goes well with: Chutney

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