Diet and healthy lifestyle. need not be boring. I mean it when I say, that it not all about steamed veggies and fish.  I lost the majority of my weight eating my favorite foods and, a treat every single day. Definitely i have not curated my own recipes, but I do follow a lot of healthy bloggers and use their recipes. Plus, I tend to use My Fitness Pal, where I log on my daily meals and it helps me understand my calories in vs out.

(Would you like me to do a post on #myfitnesspal?)


So, today we have Deepa from who has shared a healthy yet yummy recipe with us.  And, she has 26 healthy recipes in her ebook which can be downloaded here

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Recipe For Healthy Chana Dal vadas


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Chana Dal Vadas


  • Channa dal or Bengal gram dal – 1 cup, soaked for 4-5 hours in water
  • Onions – 1 medium (chopped)
  • Green chilies – few (according to taste)
  • Asafoetida or Hing – a pinch
  • Ginger – 2-inch piece
  • Garlic – 5-6 cloves
  • Coriander leaves – chopped, few
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Cinnamon stick – 1(small)
  • Oil – for deep-frying


  1. First of all, soak the dal in enough water for at least 4-5 hours.
  2. Now, drain the water and add the soaked dal, ginger, garlic, green chillies, cinnamon stick in the grinder and grind to a smooth mixture using very little water.
  3. Take it out in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients to it. Mix it well.
  4. Next step is to start frying. Heat oil to deep-fry the vadas.
  5. First, divide the mixture into equal portions and flatten out on the palm of your hand to give them round shape.
  6. Fry them on low to medium heat. Cook nicely from both the sides.
  7. Fry them till they turn golden brown. Drain the vadas and remove them onto a paper towel.
  8. Crispy chana dal vadas are ready. Serve hot with chutney of your choice. Enjoy!

Preparation time – 6 hours (including soaking time)

Cooking time – 10 minutes

Calories – 90-100 cal per vada (depending on the size of the vada.)

About Deepa

Deepa is a Postgraduate in Foods and Nutrition, who also went on to complete her M.Phil. A freelance dietitian, she loves dancing and writing. She strongly believes in the adage, “Make your passion your profession and you will never regret”.

A dietitian by education, Blogger by passion, a mommy of two girls, she shares all her experiences through her creative eyes as a blogger at

Follow her on her blog to read about her thoughts and ideas on everything about life. It is a one place solution for all your queries related to nutrition,traveling, parenting, and everything life.