Om Namo Namahshivaya..!

Brahma murari surarchitha lingam
Nirmala basitha sobitha lingam
Janmajadukka vinasana lingam
Thath pranamami sadasiva lingam
Devamuni pravarachitha lingam
Kamadahana karunakara lingam
Ravana darpa vinasana lingam
Thath pranamami sadasiva lingam

12 Jyothirlinga Strothram

Sourastre Somanatham Cha,
Sri Saile Mallikarjuna.
Ujjanyinyam Mahakalam,
Omkare Malamleshwara.
Himalaye to Kedaram,
Dakinyam Bhimashankara.
Varanasyam cha Vishweshwam,
Tryambakam Gautameethate.
Paralyam Vaidyanatham cha,
Nagesham Darukavane.
Sethu bande Ramesham,
Grishnesam cha Shivalaya

Happy Maha Shivaratri everyone. When we were kids we used to do Jagaran( wake up all night in the name of God), and early in the next day morning we would have a great feast, since we do upavas ( fasting ) on Maha Shiva Ratri. Mom and grandma make this vada to break the fasting as it is loaded with lots of proteins from the lentils along with yummy sweets, curries and rice dishes.

Today i feel so blessed to be able to watch Sri Shiva Parvati Kalyanotsvam live from Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh. Thanks so much deva! I made this vermicelli kheer as prasad today, and this Masala Vada makes a great combo with Payasam/Kheer.

  • 1 cup chana dal / Bengal Gram
  • 1/3 cup whole urad dal / Black Gram
  • 1/3 cup toor dal / Split Reg gram
  • 2 inches of peeled ginger
  • green chillies to taste
  • lots of cilantro and mint
  • curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • onions( optional )

  • Soak all the lentils, chana dal, Urad dal, toor dal for at least 6-8 hours
  • Wash the lentils and blend them in blender along with green chillies and ginger adding very little water at a time, it should not be a smooth paste.
  • Place oil in kadai or thick bottomed pan for deep frying
  • If you don't mind eating onions on this day, you could add chopped onions, otherwise you can happily omit this.
  • Mix in chopped cilantro, curry leaves, mint and add salt to taste.
  • Make flattened discs and drop them into oil. Fry them until golden brown and then drain them onto paper towels.
  • Make sure the heat is set at medium heat!

My Mixed Dal Masala Vada is on its way to:

P.S. Everyone has unique taste palette, so please adjust the ingredients according to your taste.


Torviewtoronto said...

vada looks delicious lovely snack

Sapthanaa Vytheswaran said...

vada looks too good and tasty

notyet100 said...

vadas look delicious

swapna said...

Delicious and yummy vadas....

Anonymous said...

yummy masala vadas..

Unknown said...


Yummy and tasty snack...One of my dear favorites...:)


Only Fish Recipes said... colorful....looks very yummyy !!!!!!!!first time have a lovely visit mine whenever you have time! happy to follow u !

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice blog.. the curry looks very yummy!

Keila said...

Wish i can have this right on my table for dinner! super delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Vada looks so inviting. Thanks a lot for sending..

Susan said...

I can see the crunch! Love your use of mixed dals.

(I will be in touch tomorrow to arrange for your MLLA prizes. Congratulations, Kalva!)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Crispy and yummy vadas, thank you for sending it to AWED :)

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