Umbalakada Wade

Umbalakada Wade

Consisting of lentils, chilies, onions and the potent flavour of Knorr Maldivefish Powder Mix, this popular Lankan street food treat tastes better home-made! Golden, crunchy and healthy, the perfect bite for any time of day.

  • Recipe serves:10 - 15
  • Preparation Time30 Minutes
  • Cooking Time10 Minutes


  • 500g Channa Dhal (KadalaParippu)
  • 3-4 nos Green Chili chopped
  • 2 nos Onion chopped
  • 2 sachets Knorr Maldive Fish Powder Mix
  • Curry Leaves chopped (a handful)
  • 2 tablespoons Dry Red Chili Flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry


  • Wash the dhal thoroughly and soak for 2 to 3 hours. Strain thoroughly.
  • Grind the dhal,and then mix along with all other ingredients (except oil) in a pestle or grinder. Add salt to taste.
  • Take a handful of the mixture and mould into small balls.
  • Heat the oil and deep fry the balls. Best served hot.
  • Chef’s Tip:

    Add cumin seeds and chopped coriander instead of curry leaves for different flavour