Steamed dal vada I Habe vade recipe

Recipe Categories: Diet recipe,Festive recipe,Snacks
Preparation Time : 30 min Cooking Time : just seasoning Serves : 4

Steamed vada is a low cal and healthy vada recipe which is able to incorporate the benefits of chana dal or Bengal gram. It is a healthier version of a deep fried masala vada/ fritter. A traditional Karnataka dish popularly known as Havi vade/habe vade. An easy to make recipe with simple ingredients.


Chana Dal (split chickpeas) – 1 1/2 cup

Ginger – 1 inch roughly chopped

Green chilies – 2 no’s

Coconut chopped – 2 tbs

Coriander – 1 bunch chopped

Dill leaves – 1 bunch chopped finely (optional)

Curry leaves – 2 spring finely chopped

Onion – 2 medium finely chopped (optional)

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp powdered

Salt to taste

Oil for seasoning – 1 or 2 tsp




Rinse and Soak chana dal for 2 hrs, when it is done drain the water and grind it (without adding water )by adding green chilies, ginger and salt to taste, in a mixer jar to a coarse mixture and keep ready.


Keep all the ingredients handy to start.


Heat little oil in a pan, when it is hot sizzle mustard, add curry leaves, asafoetida


Add grounded mixture, chopped coriander, dill leaves, saute for a while in a medium flame. Remove from the flame, allow it to cool at room temperature.


Divide the lentil mixture into 12 -14 portions and shape them into oval shaped dumplings. add water in a steamer to steam, (Grease a pan or steaming plate with oil or ghee (optional))and place the dumplings in it. Steam the dumplings in a pressure cooker or steamer for 10-12 mins.


Serve hot with coconut chutney.


Healthy and delicious Steamed Dal vada is ready to enjoy.


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