Baked Chana Dal Vada Recipe

Healthy version of chana dal vada which is oven baked after grinding the ingredents and brushed with oil.

Pooja Thakur
Baked Chana Dal Vada Recipe
2892 ratings.

If you are a conscious eater, then this Baked Chana Dal Vada Recipe is perfect for you. You can enjoy this recipe without any guilt since it is not deep fried, and it can be prepared with a few simple ingredients. These fritters are baked in oven using minimal oil. You can make this recipe as a healthier alternative to festive fritters or you can bake them to welcome your guests on an evening too. Serve Baked Chana Dal Vada Recipe warm with Mint chutney and Khajur Imli Chutney.

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Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

195 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

215 M


3-4 Servings


  • 1 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , soaked in water for 3-4 hours
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 8 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • 1 inch Ginger , coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/4 tablespoon Baking soda

How to make Baked Chana Dal Vada Recipe

  1. To begin making Baked Chana Dal Vada Recipe, wash and soak dal for 3-4 hours. Rinse, drain and set aside.

  2. Preheat oven at 200 degree celsius.

  3. Take a blender or food processor, add chana dal, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, fresh coriander, ginger and garlic cloves ,salt to taste; grind it to coarse mixture. Add some water only if required.

  4. Now transfer mixture in a mmixing bowl, add chopped onion and baking powder.

  5. Apply some oil on palms and start shaping the mixture into 2-3 inch size flat discs and place it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  6. Bake for 18-20 mins or till the vadas turn to golden brown in colour.

  7. Take them out and let them cool down a bit. Serve Baked Chana Dal Vada Recipe warm with Mint chutney and Khajur Imli Chutney.