Manoj is back to teach you another recipe that you can do at home! This time we are going to teach you how to make Dal Vada, a delicious vegetarian dish of lentil dumplings. Impress your guests with this authentic Indian dish!


  • Chickpea lentils 100 grams
  • Red lentils 50 grams
  • 1 chopped onion
  • A handful of chopped coriander
  • 1 Table Spoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1/2 a Tea Spoon of baking powder
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Wash and soak all the lentils in water for 4 hours.
  2. After 4 hours drain the water.
  3. Roughly grind in a food processor.
  4. Add the coriander, ginger, onion, green chilli and baking soda and mix together in the food processor.
  5. Heat up vegetable oil in a pan about 2cm deep or use a deep fat fryer if you have one.
  6. Using your hand form the lentil mix into a small dumpling and add to the hot oil.
  7. Fry until golden brown.
  8. Place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. Serve with yoghurt, raita and tamarind sauce.