Apr 12, 2013

Kalmi Vada

Kalmi vadas/ Kalmi wada is from Rajasthan Cuisine, on the 4th day of Blogging Marathon, under traditional theme, I choose Rajasthani traditional and very popular appetizer i.e. Kalmi Vada.. …

These days kalmi vada is very popular in anywhere specially North regions i.e. Haryana, U.P, Delhi and more places where you easily get this vada at road side or chaat shop as street food. They serve this vada as dahi bhalla chaat or sometimes mix with dahi bhalla. You can prepare a platter of chaat with kalmi vada, for this just place vada, spread tamarind chutney, green chutney and curd. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder and red chili powder. Garnish with potatoes, coriander, green chili, pomegranate and sev.  Otherwise you can serve this tasty and crispy vada with sauces as tea time snacks. You can store this for 3-4 days in airtight jar.  Crispy and tasty kalmi vada are very easy to prepare and easy to serve in both form.

Preparation time: 10 Minutes+ 6 hours
Cooking time: 15-20 Minutes
Serving: 25 small Pieces (6)
1 Cup Bengal Gram/ Chana Dal
1/2 Tsp. Green Chili Paste
1 Tsp. Fennel Powder
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp. Asafoetida
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
Salt to Taste
Oil for Deep Frying


Combine all ingredients in dal
Give shape of oval and flatten with palm.
Deep fry till to golden

Serve as Chaat

Wash and soak the lentil/ dal in water for 6-8 hours or overnight. Grind the dal with little water as chunky paste. Place the paste into separate platter, add other ingredients except oil. Mix well as dough.  Heat the sufficient oil in wok for deep frying on high flame. Take the small portion of batter and give the shape of oval and flatten with palm. Place this vada one by one in kadai till to golden on medium flame. Drain out and cut into 4 pieces and again deep fry for few minutes. Drain out on tissue paper and sprinkle little chaat masala.

How to Serve
You can serve this vada’s as snack with tea and sauces.
You can serve this vada’s as papri or dahi bhalla chaat with green chutney, imli, dahi, and spices.

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  1. Wow this kalmi vada looks mindblowing,drooling over that chaat.

  2. An luvely dish with easy preparation, must try!!

  3. That sounds truly tasty , yummy......

  4. Kalmi vada looks so yummy Dear...

  5. Very yummy same as masala vadai which we make in the south...
    Thanks for sharing...

  6. ah!..one of my fav chats...ab Dilli jaana padega...wish we could get it here..very well made!!

  7. Wow. this is great. I love the chat that you hav emade out of them.

  8. Looks great, this is the first time I am hearing this..very nice..

  9. It resembles another steamed version with south Indian flavors, from Karnataka. Love the idea of using it in a chaat style.

  10. this is new to me and definitely good, thanks for sharing

  11. we make vadai with channa dal after grinding them... this is new to me!!! thanks for sharing authentic recipes..
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  12. This is interesting. Living in Udaipur I never to to taste one of these :P Morth Rajasthan specific I guess. Love that chaat.

  13. Havent heard of this recipe before. Very interesting :)

  14. absolutely delicious, very new to me sure wanna try this...

  15. Kalmi's are so inviting love the dahi combination

  16. Very interesting vadas. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love it how you made a chaat out of it!

  18. this is so new to e and looks too tempting. Love the pictorial


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