Spinach Wada



This is a delicious vegetarian snack which is so crunchy outside and flavorful inside. This can be served with coconut chutney for extra awesomeness.


  •  200g of split black gram
  •  Some curry leaves- chopped
  •  1 medium size onion
  •       1 tsp cumin seeds
  •  1 tsp of black pepper powder
  •  Hand full of spinach
  •       Some curry leaves
  •       1 small carrot- grated
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Cooking oil


Soak split black gram in water for minimum 6 hours.


Drain the split black gram that you soaked in water and grind it. Even though split black gram already have water, if you think they are too dry, you can add a tiny bit of water. It is important to keep in mind that if you add water before grinding, your dough will be ruined. Remove the dough from the grinder and add black pepper powder, chopped curry leaves and bit of salt. Now, mix those ingredients using your hand. Do not forget to either wear gloves or wash your hands thoroughly before mixing. Then, by using your hand, beat the mixture little by little for few minutes. To know if the dove is ready, you can take a small ball of your dough and put it in to a small container filled with water. If the dough is ready, it will float in the water container. If not beat the dough little bit more. Now, it’s the time for chopped onions, grated carrot and spinach . Add them to the mixture and mix well.

In a separate pan, heat some oil. Dip your hand in water and take some of your mixture. Make a small ball  and a small hole in the middle of the split gram ball using your thumb. Now, fry it. You can fry few at once. When the split gram balls turn to golden color, take them out and keep them on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Enjoy !

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