Parippu Vada

Parippu vada was the most frequently made snack at our home. "If you will eat only deep-fried snacks might as well make them with something healthy"- was what my mom used to say. 
Lentils are super healthy, low in calories and high fibre content. A must have ingredient in one's diet. 

3/4cup yellow lentils (toor dal)
3/4cup bengal gram dal (chana dal)
4-6 dry red chillies or to taste
6 shallots (small red onions), finely chopped
1 1/2tbs finely grated ginger
8-10 curry leaves, finely chopped
1/4tsp turmeric powder
a big pinch asafoetida
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

Soak the dals in water for 4-5hrs. Drain well to remove water.
Grind the dals along with the red chillies without adding water. The mixture should be slightly coarse and not a paste.
Take the mixture in a bowl and add in the ginger, curry leaves, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. Mix well.
If you add onions and keep it long it will release water and the vadas may crumble in the oil. So I like to take as much mixture as I would fry in one batch and add some onions to it.
Mix well and shape into vadas and deep fry on medium flame for about 5mins till brown and crisp on the outside.
Drain the oil and serve hot with chutney or chilli sauce.


Sending these vadas to

Ashwini's "Lentils Mela"

1 comment:

  1. hai poornima

    How do u get these perfect shape for vadas.. I never get them...

    Looks yummy!!!


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