Be it winter or rainy… be in a good mood or bad, nothing comforts a Keralite like parippu vada accompanied with steaming cup of tea…
This is one of the popular street food across India. Its easy to make and one of the perfect companion with hot cup of tea

This is one of my first recipes and I haven’t clicked step by step pics during those days. Do let me know if its required, I will be glad to it

These vadas have crispy exterior with soft interior, they are very scrumptious and filled with flavors. They act as both snacks and appetizers. Do try it out and let me know how you served it

Preparation time: 3 hours Cooking time : 15 mins Total time: 3 hrs 15 mins

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chana Dal (Split Chickpea lentils) /Kadala parpippu
  • 1 big Onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 Green Chili finely chopped
  • 1-2 tsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1-2 sprig Curry Leaves finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida/hing
  • Salt to taste

Steps to prepare

  • Clean and Soak chana dal for 2-3 hours. Drain the water completely
  • Pat dry the drained dal with a clean kitchen towel. Grind the dal for a few seconds. Dal should be crushed and not be made into a smooth paste.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the dal and combine it gently.Clean and Soak chana dal for 2-3 hours. Drain the water completely
  • Pat dry the drained dal with a clean kitchen towel. Grind the dal for a few seconds. Dal should be crushed and not be made into a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. Divide dal mix into equal portions. Wet your hands and flatten each ball within palms
  • Drop vadas in hot oil and deep fry over low-medium heat, till it becomes crispy and a dark shade of brown. Drain the fried vadas on tissue paper
  • Serve the Vadas hot with steaming cup of Masala chai
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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