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urad dal wada

Urad Dal Wada

Urad dal wada is a popular fried snack from South India. It is usually served for breakfast along with idli, chutney and sambar.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword south indian breakfast, urad dal wada
Author Jayashree


  • 2 cup urad dal
  • 5 green chilly
  • coriander leaves
  • a few fresh coconut pieces
  • curry leaves
  • salt
  • water
  • oil for frying


  1. Soak urad dal in water for three hours.
  2. Grind it to a fine batter with little water.
  3. In another jar, grind green chilly and coriander and mix with it. Throw in a few roughly cut curry leaves, coconut piecesĀ  and salt.
  4. Heat oil in a pan , when done, beat and take some batter, make a hole with the thumb, and slowly release it into the oil. Initially, one needs a little practice to make urad dal wada, but once you know the trick, you can do it.
  5. In the beginning, one may not be able to make them and needs to be satisfied with the usual round balls.
  6. Fry until brown on medium flame, remove and put them on a tissue paper.
  7. Serve with coconut chutney.

Recipe Notes

Add a little quantity of water while grinding, we need a batter of thick consistency.