Masalode / Lentils Fritters

March 27, 2010

I am in the 'Fritters' mood again....
Lentils fritters or locally known as Masalode (where I came from) or Vadey... is a wonderful 'savoury' snack for anytime of the day (for me and the kiddos). It has a nice crunch on the outside and soft on the inside...
And it is easy to make as long as you have lentils in the larder.... add a bit of spice... and voila... you have masalode on a platter....
  • 300g of yellow dhal/lentils - washed soaked for at least 2 hours then drained
  • 3 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 brown onion - thinly sliced
  • 3 dried chillies - soaked and thinly sliced
  • some curry leaves
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
  • oil fro deep frying
Process the 3/4 of lentils in a food processor into a paste. Pulse the other 1/4. Mix both in a mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

Heat oil in a wok. Firmly compress the mixture into a disc (the mix will hold). Then deep fry each of the fritters until golden brown..


  1. Hi ..

    You makan masalode cicah dgn cili sauce ke? I remember my Mak taught us to eat it with cili hijau n kucai. Eat them raw.

  2. somuffins
    No ...I have not tried eating masalode with chilli sauce...this is interesting... :)