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Corn Vadai (Mixed Vegetable Vadai)

- Submitted by Dahlia on 22nd Apr 2008

(Mixed Vegetable Vadai, Baked Vadas, Healthy Vadais)

Corn Vada

This is a very easy and good for you recipe. You could call it lentil-vegetable patties, cutlets or vadais. You can add any vegetable that you have on hand to make the vadais. Some of the common vegetable vadais are corn vadai, carrot vadai, beetroot vadai, cabbage vadai, spinach vadai, capsicum vadai, radish vadai etc. The vadais are traditionally fried. For people on diet, the vadais can be baked. Here is the recipe for corn vadai.

Recipe For Corn Vada


  • Corn(fresh or frozen) - 1 cup
  • Channa Dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1/2 (chopped)
  • Ginger - 1" piece (grated)
  • Red/Green chillies - 4-6 (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Asaefoetida - a pinch
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring (finely chopped)
  • Salt - to taste


  1. Soak the channa dal for atleast an hour. Drain and coarsely grind it .
  2. To this add the corn, onion, red chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, turmeric, curry leaves, asaefoetida and salt.
  3. Make balls out of the above mixture, shape them as vadas or cutlets. 
  4. Grease a baking tray and line the vadas. Sprinkle 1 or 2 drops of oil on top of each vada.
  5. Bake it in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. 
  6. Serve hot with mint chutney or eat as such.

Vegetable Vadas
Vegetable Vadas lined up for baking


  • The same vadas can be made by deep frying too.
  • Use a parchment paper in the baking tray to remove the vadas easily.
  • You can make the vada mixture and refrigerate too. But it will absorb lot of oil. So try making the mixture only when needed.

Baked Vegetable Vadas
Baked Vegetable Vadas

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Comments (25)

Person Sukhita   (March 11, 2016)
How many vadais does this make please?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 14, 2016)
It makes 10-12 vadais
Person deepika   (January 28, 2016)
I need more healthy n easy veg. Recepie
Its really helpful
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 29, 2016)
Sure. You can browse through the site to find many more healthy recipes. I will also be adding more frequently. Keep visiting.
Person Shifa.   (January 14, 2016)
Amazing. Was always searching for a baked vada recipe. Thank you. I hv bookmarked ur website. Thnx once again
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 18, 2016)
Thats nice. Do try it and enjoy.
Person smita   (June 18, 2015)
thank u ..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 20, 2015)
You are welcome.
Person smita   (June 17, 2015)
can i make it using gas?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 18, 2015)
Yes, you can pan fry or deep fry the vadas.
Person neha   (July 21, 2014)
can i make this dish in microwaves ?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 23, 2014)
No. I don't think it will get cook uniformly. sorry,
Person Lovely   (January 16, 2014)
came put well :)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 19, 2014)
Thank You.
Person Mina   (October 2, 2013)
If you wanted to fry these do you have to precook the channa dahl first, I'm worried that they won't get cooked through if you fry them.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 4, 2013)
Since the dal is soaked, you don't have to precook it. It will get cooked during the frying process.
Person rjz   (August 25, 2013)
can i use canned chickpeas in place of channa daal?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 25, 2013)
the final product will taste different... canned chikpeas is cooked....
Person Pooja   (July 31, 2013)
Can we use bhutta for this purpose
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 31, 2013)
yes you can.
Person raji   (April 27, 2012)
shall try this too.
Person raji   (April 26, 2012)
since in my oven i do not have the facility to bake, i suppose i can deep fry the same?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 26, 2012)
yes. deep fried always tastes better :-)
Person raji   (April 27, 2012)
thank you. yesterday i had planned to make this but could not do it due to change in my schedule. my husband and daughter were supposed to go for a workshop of Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji. last moment my daughter refused to go so i had to accompany him. but it was blessing in disguise. wonderful experience. liked it. hence could not purchase corn. instead i had soaked soyabean with me. in place of corn, i used soya bean and came out very well and it was tasty too. shall send u the recipe soon.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 27, 2012)
Good idea... Soy bean vadais...

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