Vada Recipe – South Indian Style with a hole – Video

Vada recipe for frying crispy south Indian snack at home with a hole inside. Tried and tested dal pakoda recipe makes 8 Vada. High in dense calories.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated  13 Jan, 18


The Vada with a hole is a famous snack and breakfast of South India. Although it is best enjoyed when it is submerged in Sambar and eaten with Coconut chutney, I simply love it and can even enjoy it without the coconut chutney and Sambhar.


480 min Prep
15 min Cook
Yield  8 number
Nutrition Facts
Vada Recipe - South Indian Style with a hole - Video
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 338mg 14%
Potassium 79mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Soak urad dal overnight in water.
  • Start with grinding the dal to a fine paste in grinder.
  • If the dal paste is thick, you can add 3-4 tsp of water to lighten it a bit and grind again.
  • Finely chop the Green Chili so that they do not hurt while eating!
  • Take a bowl, add Ural dal paste. Add 1 Tbsp of water and mix well.
  • Add Salt, Soda, Green Chili and chopped Coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Beat the mixture for atleast 4-5 min.. This will help make the Vada soft and fluffy.
  • After beating the mixture for 4-5 min., you will feel that the paste has expanded in size and has become light.
  • Take a frying pan and add enough Oil and heat it on high flame.
  • For making vada, apply water on your left hand palm. Pick a small portion from vada paste and keep on left palm.
  • Now dip right hand’s index finger in water and make a hole in vada. Now carefully place this vada in frying pan.
  • Fry until it turns golden brown fro both the sides on medium flame.
  • Take out once it is golden brown.
  • Vada with a hole is ready to serve. Enjoy it with Sambhar or Cononut Chutney.

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      Storage and Serving Suggestions

    1. Vada is normally served with Sambar. You sub-merge it completely and then use a use to cut pieces and eat.
    2. You can refrigerate vada's and re-heat in Microwave before serving.



    Written by Maahi Gupta
      Maahi Gupta