Capsicum Toor Dal Vada/Fritters

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‘Kitna hai badnaseeb zafar dafn ke liye, do gaz zameen bhi na mili koo-e – yaar mein”- This dish is dedicated to the greatest painter of India- M.F Hussain. 

Vada is a lentil/dal fried fritter which is made from chana dal.

Servings:- 2


  • Channa dal- finely ground dal 1 cup
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Capsicum-1/2 nos.
  • Chili powder- to taste
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Garlic- 1 no.
  • Onion- 1/2 no. grounded
  • Ginger- 1/2 tsp
  • Water – depends on the paste
  •  Oil- 1 cup /10 tablespoon     


Mix all the spices, garlic, ginger, onion and salt with the ground chana/toor dal with water to form a fine paste. Add oil to a pan and let it heat. Take a handful amount of the paste with the capsicum and put it into the oil. Fry them and keep aside over a plate and serve with tomato ketchup, green chutney, red chutney or any dip.

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