Jackfruit Dal Vada

A flying saucer-shaped vada made of chana or toor dal and full of many spices is famous as masala vada in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada while it is called parripu vada in Malayalam.

By adding raw jackfruit flour you can reduce glycemic load* of your meal and increase vegetable fiber in your diet.


  1. 1 cup Bengal gram (Chana dal)
  2. 1 cup boiled and mashed Jackfruit365
  3. ½ inch Ginger
  4. 1tbsp Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  5. ½ cup chopped Onion
  6. 10 leaves Curry leaves (Kadi patta)
  7. 1 tsp Green chilli
  8. 3 cloves Garlic
  9. Red chilli powder
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Oil- for frying

Method of preparation

  • Soak the Bengal gram or chana dal in water for about 2 hours or until softens.
  • Now to prepare dal vada mixture take a mixture jar and add soaked chana dal, jackfruit mash, curry leaves, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, salt and red chili powder.
  • Coarsely ground all ingredients.
  • In a mixing bowl take vada mixture and add chopped ginger, onion and green chilli to taste. Combine well all the ingredients.
  • Take a portion of vada mixture in hand and shape it into flat disc or around 2inch diameter. Repeat above step makes round vada from remaining mixture.
  • Now to deep fry dal vada heat oil in a frying pan/kadhai.
  • Once the oil is hot enough for frying one by one add dal vada.
  • Fry on both sides on medium flame till dal vada becomes golden brown in color.
  • Remove the vadas on absorbent paper and let the excess oil get soaked.
  • Serve dal vada hot with coconut chutney or fried green chili.
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