For fun filled and special occasions, try this vada. It can be a tea time snack too.
Chef Gautam Mehrishi Kalmi Vada Recipe

- Indian


- 2

Cooking Time

-10-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • ½ cup soaked split Bengal gram
  • ½ cup soaked split green gram
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp green chillies
  • tsp asafoetida
  • ½ tsp raw mango powder
  • ½ cup raw banana boiled
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • salt
  • oil
  • Flavoured curd
  • Mayonnaise
  • dry mango powder
  • black pepper powder
  • Nylon sev
  • Green chutney
  • Mint leaves


  1. 1

    Take some soaked split Bengal gram soaked split green gram, black pepper powder, chopped green chillies and salt and blend them well in a mixer.
  2. 2

    Transfer this mix to a bowl and add a little asafoetida, raw mango powder, mashed boiled raw banana and black sesame seeds.
  3. 3

    Mix well again.
  4. 4

    Carve small shapes out of the mixture and fry them in the oil.
  5. 5

    When golden brown in colour, take them out and drain the excess oil.
  6. 6

    In a separate bowl, take some flavoured curd.
  7. 7

    Coat the fried vadas with it.
  8. 8

    Garnish them with mayonnaise, dry mango powder, black pepper powder, nylon sev, green chutney and mint leaves.
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Chef Gautam Mehrishi loves a fragrant pot of desi ghee, biking through the Himalayas and adding a twist to Indian food, not necessarily in that order! His grandpa was his earliest fan who urged him to follow his passion and cook professionally, and he’s never looked back! He’s a familiar face on television, including LF where he hosts multiple shows.

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