Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A very popular snack sold in street stalls in India. You can substitute 1 cup of chana dal in place of the 1 cup total of urad and moong dals. I haven't made this yet - yield is rough estimate. Time estimate does not include soaking dal. Can be made vegan by using vegetable oil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak 1/2 cup urad dal and 1/2 cup moong dal in a large bowl of water for 2-3 hours. Drain excess water, and grind to a smooth paste in a food processor.
  2. Add hing/asafetida, salt, green chilies, coriander leaves, ginger and baking soda. This should be a nice thick batter.
  3. In hot ghee or oil, shape batter into doughnut-like shapes with a hole in the center and fry the bada in batches on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Serve with a fresh chutney such as coriander.


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