Methi Corn Dal Vada Recipe

Methi Corn Dal Vada, a delicious Vada that can be made for your tea time snacks or party starters. Methi in the Vada makes it more flavourful and healthy.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Methi Corn Dal Vada Recipe
2032 ratings.

Methi Corn Dal Vada recipe is a beautiful twist to the regular vada recipe. Vada is a traditional Indian recipe and is commonly prepared for a festive brunch, lunch or as a tea time snack. They differ in their way of preparation according to each region.

 The addition of methi and corn with dal for vada makes it more nutritious and protein rich. Prepare this vada for breakfast and pair it with Pongal. Else, prepare them as a tea time snack and enjoy it over a cup of Masala chai

Serve Methi Corn Dal Vada recipe warm with Mysore chutney or any chutney of your choice.

If you like this recipe, dig into more of our Vada Recipes here

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  4. Multigrain Paneer Dahi Vada Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

75 M


5 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , soaked at least for 4 hours/overnight
  • 1/2 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) , soaked at least for 4 hours/overnight
  • 1 cup Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1/2 cup Sweet corn
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
  • Curry leaves , a handful
  • Oil , to fry

How to make Methi Corn Dal Vada Recipe

  1. To prepare Methi Corn Dal Vada Recipe, soak Toor Dal and Chana Dal in water overnight or at least for 4 hours.

  2. Drain the water from the dal and set it aside.

  3. In a blender, add soaked dals, green chilies, ginger, and cumin seeds. Grind them into a coarse paste in a Mixer. Do not add water while grinding. The addition of water will make the vada absorb oil more than required, while deep frying.

  4. In a bowl, add the grounded dal, methi leaves, turmeric powder, red chili powder, corn, curry leaves and salt. Combine them together.

  5. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized Kadai, heat oil over high heat.

  6. Once the oil is smoking hot, reduce the flame to medium and maintain an even temperature throughout cooking.

  7. Take a lemon sized ball in hand and flatten it with your fingers. Ensure the Methi Corn Vada is not too thick and too large.

  8. Gently slide in the flattened balls into oil and cook until they become light brownish.

  9. Flip it occasionally to ensure that the vadas are cooked evenly. Once they are cooked, drain excess oil from the vadas and spread them on a paper towel to pat them off excess oil.

  10. Serve Methi Corn Dal Vada recipe warm with Mysore Chutney or any chutney of your choice.