South Indian Snack Recipe Rasa Vada


  • Toor dal-2 cups
  • Curry leaf -3 sprigs
  • Pearlonion-7 or 8
  • Ginger-medium
  • Oil –for frying
  • Salt for taste
  • For rasam
  • Mustard seed-1 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli-4 or 5 nos
  • Garlic-6 or 7
  • Ginger -1medium
  • Pepper – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seed-1 tsp
  • Pearl onion- -7 or 8
  • Green chilli- 2 nos
  • Curry leaves -2 sprigs
  • Chilli powder-1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric-1/2 tbsp
  • Tomato- 2 medium
  • Tamarind – 1 small piece
  • Asafoetida- 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -2 tsp


For Vada

  • Soak the dal for an hour and drain excess water.
  • Then we grind dry red chilli,curry leaves,pearl onion,
  • Ginger into fine paste
  • Then we add toor dal and grind coarsely.
  • .Heat oil in a pan. Flatten the balls between your palms & drop the vadas to the hot
  • Then we fry them till crispy and golden brown.
  • Remove from flame & keep aside.

Making rasam

  • First we grind the ginger garlic ,pepper, cumin seed and pearl onion into fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seed and dry red chilli When the mustard seeds starts
    to sputter,
  • Add grinded mixture like ginger garlic etc into the pan.
  • Then we add green chilli,curry leaves,chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric
    powder,turmeric powder and tomato,mix well and saute for some minutes
  • Then we add tamarind water salt and asafoedia. Cover and cook for some minutes,
  • Turn off the flames and serve vada with rasam
  • Enjoy the taste of vada rasam.

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