Keerai Vadai Recipe (Spinach & Bengal Gram Fritters)

These crispy fritters are delicious to eat and tastes amazing with a cup of Masala Chai.

Madhuri Aggarwal
Keerai Vadai Recipe (Spinach & Bengal Gram Fritters)
1320 ratings.

Keerai means greens and Vadai means fritters. Keerai Vadai or the fritters can be made using variety of greens. Spinach, dill and fenugreek being the most common. These crispy fritters are very simple to make and can be made in advance. You can even freeze them, making it easier to enjoy it whenever you desire.

Serve Keerai Vadai with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney, Tomato Garlic Chutney or any other chutney of your choice. It makes a great rainy season snack.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fritter recipes such as

  1. Potato Basil Fritters
  2. Paneer Stuffed Bread Fritters
  3. Cheese Broccoli Fritters


Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

140 M

Total in

150 M


3 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1 cup Spinach , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • Oil , as required, for deep frying

How to make Keerai Vadai Recipe (Spinach & Bengal Gram Fritters)

  1. To begin making the Keerai Vadai recipe, soak bengal gram for an hour or two.

  2. Add soaked bengal gram, chillies, jeera, ginger and salt to a blender and blend it into a very coarse paste, leaving some of the Bengal gram whole as well.

  3. Turn this into a bowl. Add chopped spinach and mix it well.

  4. Next, heat oil in a deep fry pan on medium flame. Take approximately one tablespoon of the mixture in your hands. Try and make it as round as possible.

  5. Flatten it lightly and drop it into the hot oil and fry it till it is golden and crisp. Remove it onto a kitchen towel to absorb the extra oil.

  6. If you want to freeze them, just fry them 3/4th and when you are ready to eat, just dip them in the hot oil. Fry them fully and serve.

  7. Serve Keerai Vadai with Dhaniya Pudina ChutneyTomato Garlic Chutney or any other chutney of your choice. It makes a great rainy season snack.