Millets masala vada

Millets masala vada prepared with Pearl millet, sorghum, green moong dal and brown chickpeas. I soaked all the ingredients in water over night. And ground in a mixie jar along with ginger and fennel seeds and salt. Further more I added onion, green chillies and few curry leaves and few coriander leaves. Check the benefits of the ingredients added in this vada.

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Cholam/ Jowar

  • It is gluten-free
  • Rich in fiber
  • High protein
  • Full of iron
  • Controls blood sugar levels
  • Good for bone health
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals and micronutrients

Kambu/ bajra

  • Bajra For Diabetics
  • Suitable For Weight Loss
  • Bajra For Infants & Children: Keeps the Hair & Skin Health
  • Bajraa is good for constipation
  • Kambu | Bajra the Best Allergy Food:
  • Good For Lactating Mothers

Green moong dal

  • Helps With Weight Control
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Lean Source of Protein
  • Nonmeat Source of Iron

Brown chickpeas

  • Bone health
  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart health
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Inflammation
  • Digestion and regularity
  • Weight management and satiety
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Millets vada

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 People


  • 1 Cup Pacha payiru / Sabut moong / Green moong dal
  • 1 Cup Kambu / Bajra / Pearl millet
  • 1 Cup Cholam / jowar / sorghum
  • 1 Cup Mookadalai / Kala channa /Brown chickpeas
  • 2 Big onion / பெரிய வெங்காயம் Finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilly / பச்சை மிளகாய் Finely chopped
  • 1 Inch Ginger / இஞ்சி
  • Few Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
  • Few Coriander Powder / மல்லித்தூள்
  • Required Salt
  • Oil for frying


  • Take 1 cup cholam / sorghum
  • Take 1 cup kambu / Pearl millet
  • Take 1 cup pacha payiru/ green moong dal
  • Take 1 cup mookadalai/ brown chickpeas
  • Wash them well in water
  • And soak in water over night.
  • In the morning rinse again
  • Add to a mixie jar without water. Add ginger piece and salt.
  • Add 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • Ground them coarsely
  • Add chopped onion
  • Add 1 green chilly chopped and few curry leaves and coriander leaves. Mix well keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel
  • Make balls out the vada mixture and lightly flatten them
  • Add to our and fry in medium flame.
  • Fry both sides and take away from oil
  • Millets masala vada is ready now
  • Serve with coconut chutney or ketchup


About Poornima 192 Articles
Hello Friends, I am Poornima Senthil Kumar an IT professional and mother of 2 little angels. My passion for cooking is endless and this blog and Cookingmypassion youtube channel is my dream. I post day to day recipes and also some famous and interesting recipes in my blog and my channel. I love to shoot food preparations videos and also love to capture an eye-catching and mouth-watering pics of my recipes. Me and my husband both love to cook new and innovative recipes. And I am blessed to get my hubby as a supportive and acting partner in our cooking videos. We both love cooking and tasting food as much as we love each other lol... Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don't be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn't have to have rules. I don't like it that way. - Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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