Friday, January 17, 2014

Paruppu Vadai | Masal Vada | Aama Vadai | Parippu Vada

Paruppu Vadai | Masal Vada | Aama Vadai | Parippu Vada is an interesting South Indian snack. It is not only an usual snack but it is made as a special dish on all festive occasions.   No vegetarian feast is complete without ‘Vada’ & ‘Payasam’ irrespective of the number of dishes made. I usually prefer to make Paruppu Vada for lunch | evening snack and Medhu Vada for morning breakfast. It can also be made  for Neivedyam for some poojas! If this vada is made for Pooja, it can be prepared with No onion & No garlic.

Paruppu vada is best enjoyed with a sip of tea! 

Here is the recipe!

  • Bengal Gram Dhal (KadalaiParuppu) – 1 cup
  • Red chillies – 6 nos
  • Fennel seeds – 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic – 2 to 3 pods
  • Green chillies (finely chopped) – 2 nos
  • Asafoetida  -  1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Shallots (finely chopped) – 15 nos
  • Ginger (chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Coriander and curry leaves ( finely chopped)- 1 Tbsp each
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for deep frying

  1. Soak the kadalaiparuppu and red chillies for minimum one hour. Now add the soaked dhal along with red chillies and garlic and grind it coarsely without adding water and transfer the dhal to a large bowl.
  2. With the ground dhal, add fennel seeds, finely chopped green chillies, onion, coriander& curry leaves, asafoetida, turmeric powder and salt and thoroughly mix everything without adding water.
  3. In the mean time, heat oil in  a flat bottomed kadai.
  4. Make small balls out of the vada mixture. Flatten these balls and fry in slow fire, flip the vadai on both sides till vadais turn into golden brown colour.

Mouth watering, crispy Masal Vadai is ready to eat. This can be taken as evening snack along with tea, I usually reserve some for the evening when it is made for lunch. It can also be had with any variety rice, sambar rice, curd rice or for rasam.

Note :
  • Care should be taken while grinding kadalai paruppu, it should be coarsely ground without adding water.

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