Carrot Cilantro Vada

Carrots are good for health they are rich in Vitamin A and have high Beta Carotene content. They contain useful minerals and vitamins like copper, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous etc. Coriander leaves commonly known as Cilantro is another health packed herb which contains proteins, vitamins and minerals very useful to maintain a healthy life.
So here's a rich power packed snack made with Bengal gram (Chana dal), carrot and cilantro which is very tasty and healthy too...


Bengal gram (Chana Dal) : 2 cups
Carrot (grated) : 1 cup
Coriander leaves (fresh) : 1 cup
Onion : 2 (finely chopped)
Green Chilly : 2 (Finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste : 2 tea spoons
Garam Masala Powder : 1 tea spoon
Salt as per taste


Soak the Chana Dal for 1 hour
Ground the soaked chana dal into thick coarse paste
Add grated carrot, cilantro, chopped onions, green chilly, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder, salt as per taste and mix well.
Heat oil enough for deep fry in a karahi/wok.
Make round vada shapes with the above mixture and gently drop into the oil. Fry till vadas turn into golden brown color.
Serve hot with chutney or sauce along with tea.


  1. this crispy crunchy vadas have me hooked !

  2. Nice addition of carrots to the the vada wonderful colour. Looks very crispy.

  3. Lovely crispy beauties, would love to have some with a cup of coffee..yummy.

  4. Love the crispy vada:-) yummy

  5. delicious version..Am trying it very soon..thanks for sharing..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  6. addition of carrot sounds nice...Looks so crispy and yummy

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. wow crispy vadas...tempt me to come and eat it

  8. hello hema,
    First time to your space...your sapce is amazing rally i love this carrot garelu, and i also love your pea nut masala, lovely presentation and great going!!!! I'm following you happily!!!!plz stop by mine when you find time :)

    Happy Blogging!!!!
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  9. crispy n yummy the addition of carrots to chana vada...

  10. Hi Hema,
    First timw here....impresed by the recipes and presentation. Glad to follow you. Hope you will visit me too.
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  11. Wow, they look so crunchy n crispy ~ love to have some right now :D
    US Masala

  12. Thanx for visiting and dropping ur lovely words at my blog...:)

    These Vadas look super crispy and yummy...nice presentation...:)

  13. Nice & crispy vadas Hema!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. Vadais look perfectly yummy - crispy and totally droolicious!

  15. thanks for visiting my blog .... very yummy and superb combination vada ... love them....glad to follow you.

  16. First time here....u have wonderful recipes and great presentation. Glad to follow you.

  17. Looks so perfect and tempting.. thanks for the delicious snack recipe.. beautiful picture dear !!
    Indian Cuisine


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