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Rajashtani Kalmi Vada Recipe
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Rajasthani Chana Dal Vada

Kalmi Vada is a traditional Rajasthani chana dal vada made with chana dal and spices. This is typically served as tea time snack.
Course Snacks
Cuisine Rajasthan
Keyword Tea Time Snack
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Evening Snack
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Street Food
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Chana Dal
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tsp Red Chili powder
  • A Pinch Asafoetida / Hing
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying


  • Wash and soak the chana dal for at least 4 hours.
  • Drain the water and grind it coarsely. Add the whole spices, and pulse it a couple of times.
  • Add red chili powder, hing and salt.
  • Pat down as regular vadas and deep fry. When it gets cooked to golden, remove.
  • Continue with the rest of the batter. Remove and let it cool down.
  • Then using a sharp knife, cut into long pieces.
  • Deep fry again to crispy texture.
  • Serve hot
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