Vazhaipoo, cleaned, chopped    1 cup 

Channa Dal            ¾ cup

Urad Dal                2 tbsp

Green or Red chilli        4 – 5

Fennel seeds or jeera        1 tsp

Onions chopped            ¼ cup

Asafoetida            As needed

Coriander & curry leaves,

Salt    As needed

Oil                For deep frying


  1. Soak dals for 2 hours. In blender, grind chilli, jeera/fennel first and then add the dal, completely drained from water and grind coarsely.
  2. Then add the chopped vazhaipoo and grind to your desired consistency.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the chopped onion, salt, asafoetida, coriander& curry leaves. Mix well.
  4. Heat oil in kadai and make medium sized patties/vadai in your palm. Grease your hands with water.
  5. Fry both sides until golden and crisp
  6. Drain to paper towel and enjoy hot. Its very flavorful even when it cools down
  7. Now enjoy the tasty vadais with chutney of your choice