Kela Vada

Jain Kela Vada

Serving : 3 Persons

Ingredients :

For Stuffing

  • 4┬áRaw Bananas (Kacha Kela)
  • 1 Green Chilly (finely chopped)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 3 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
  • Salt to Taste

For Tempering:

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Gram Dal (Urid)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 4-6 Curry Leaves

For Batter :

  • 1 Tablespoon Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Frying

Method :

For Stuffing

  • Boil Bananas into a pressure cooker (around 3 whistles) and let it cool down.
  • Remove the skin and mash boiles bananas into a bowl.
  • Add green chillies, sugar, salt, lemon juice, coriander leaves and garam masala powder.
  • Mix all the ingredients very well.

For Tempering

  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds along with urid dal.
  • When mustard seeds start to crackle, add cumion seeds and curry leaves to it.
  • Add this tempering to the stuffing and mix well.

For the Batter

  • Mix all the ingredients and make it to batter consistency using water.


  • Make around 12 equal balls from the stuffing-tempering mixture and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a kadhai for frying.
  • When oil is hot enough, dip the balls into the batter and carefully place it in the oil for frying.
  • Fry the wada till golden brown on all sides.
  • Remove it on an absorbent paper.

Serve the Kela Wadas hot with Green Chutney, Date and tamarind chutney or Tomato ketchup.

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