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Monday, March 05, 2012

Parippu Vada / Masala Vadai

Parippu vada or Masala vadai or lentil patties are the southern flavors from India.A popular tea time snack in tea stalls & restaurants.The perfect combo is the mysore bananas with vadas,tastes great.Here I didn't find those bananas so just served it with the regular bananas and a hot cup of tea.These vadas are deep fried in oil and are crispy,crunchy in taste.My dad is a big fan of these vadas,so he used to always buy these from the tea stalls (during our one month vacation to Kerala)and get home rolled in newspapers those days..by the time he reaches home,the newspapers sucks up all the oil and the left over is the hot vadas with coconut oil flavor.As a matter of time,mom used to prepare these at home and we also loved it as kids and now as grown ups too.All the popular snacks are my favorite too:),anyway coming back to Today's recipe is the crunchy crispy parippu vadas!!
(updated with new pictures)


Ingredients
chana dal 1 cup
dry red chilli 3-4 / green chillies 2-3 minced
onion 1 medium sized chopped fine / pearl onion 10 sliced
ginger 1'' shredded
curry leaves (torn into bits)
salt
oil for deep frying (preferably coconut oil)


Method 
-Wash & soak the chana dal (or toor dal) for 3-4 hours.Then,drain the water completely and blend it in a mixer to a coarse mixture.(Pulse 2-3 times)To this,add the chopped onion ,ginger,dry red chillies & salt,pulse again to mix well.Finally add curry leaves.
-Heat oil in a wide open pan and pinch out little balls and flatten it in the palm, shape in the form of vadas or use banana leaf .
-Place them in  a plate and finally add each into the boiling oil.Fry them till golden brown.Drain on a paper towel.
-Serve hot with bananas & a cup of hot tea!!


Servings ~15-16 vadas



NOTES
*You can use toor/tuvar dal instead of chana dal too or you can take half of each dal.Either way tastes good.
* Pulse the dal in a coarse mixture,don't over grind and see that there is no amount of water in it otherwise the vadas may not shape properly.
* If the consistency is not proper or a little thinner,you can add bread crumbs to adjust the mix.



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57 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Crispy tasty vada... Love it..

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

this goes well as evng snack vth tea.perfectly done......

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

we loved anything fried and if its healthy that even better. Lovely vadas.
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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never fried in coconut, shud be very flavorful..

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

paruppu vadai is my fav...vada come out so cripsy n yummy...perfectly done!!
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Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Our all time favourite tea time snack!! Looks so crisp & perfect Julie!!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Vada luks so good as Bengalgram (Kadalai Paruppu) Vada.Very tasty n substitute snack.

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so crispy & nice.. in fact for any festival, its a mandate for us..just minus the onions for that day..love it & thanks for linking it to my event :)

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Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice crispy vada jullie. I will sure send my entries to you.

Sonali Pradhan said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious vada dear....looks so so tempting !

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cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, this is a real appetizing looking vada. it is one of my favorite snack over here with evening tea.
have a nice day..

San said... Best Blogger Tips

These vadai are best with tea, i like to marinate them in buttermilk with salt and eat it as well.

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum Masal Vadai. I love them anytime.

Vijitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Vadai is one of my addictive food. I love to have them with spicy chai on a rainy day. Simple recipe and I am sure everyone can recreate it. Thanks for sharing.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow mouthwatering tea time snacks..

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy snack!!!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

wow nice yumm vadas but hvnot tried it with too dhal.. will try it

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

This one is my fav! Nice recipe dear..

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Its been a long time i made this vada.. love to have with morkuzhambu :)

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

nice vadas......i normally make them with chana dal....will try it with toor dal next time......looks so lovely and crispy!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie,that's my number one nostalgia..Awesome no ? I was planning to post the same quiet sometime now..Lazy me..
Slurp!

Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe...

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

Paruppu vada is my fav with cup of hot tea during rainy days. Love it.

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

I do similar but with Chana daal. Have never tried with Tur dal. Interesting. Thanx for linking up to my event.

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this...

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmm...love these crispies..I still remember having these almost everyday at the chayaa kada near my hostel.

Anzz said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious. This is one of my fave snacks. We go to the local bakery and buy it fresh from them. Vada, hot tea and monsoon rains are the deadliest combination.! :)

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Having my eve tea and craving for some vadas. nicely done

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Masala vadai looks crunchy and yummy.

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faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...yummy parippu vada....superb snack...

Rachana said... Best Blogger Tips

Masala vadai looks so crunchy and delicious. Would love to have some with a cuppa tea :-)

Irene said... Best Blogger Tips

Love parippu vada. Brings back childhood memories. Vadas look yummilicious. Good job Julie!!

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, you r making me drool. one of my fa snak, looks awesome dear..

Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice crispy fritters dear. Thanks for linking it to 'Only'.


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Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting clicks and crispy vadai.
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Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my fave snack with tea..perfectly made

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome....

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Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

The vadai looks awesome Julie :-)

Sarah Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this any time..looks so so yummy and perfect..

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG..vada looks so tempting..perfectly done!!
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belesaaru said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect for evening cofee or tea! masala vadai looks so good!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

I can have these anytime of the day. My fav snack looks so tempting here


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Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! My fav!

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect color and looks appetizing!

Cindyrina (The Princess) said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie! one of my favourite.I like crispy and spicy one!

Rashida shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is interesting recipe.

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

my favourite vada ! looks wonderful julie!

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

All time fav tea time snack! Lovely!

vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nostalgic post...parippu vada looks so crispy and yummy..

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking masala vadas.

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmmmm goood!

Jaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

I love to eat with curd rice or lemon rice
looks very crispy

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Vada looks absolutely delicious....

Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie, Lovely vada.
Your link is not there in either India or Other countries, I guess it did not get linked properly, Can you do it again pls.


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Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

@Preeti Gargawesome vada thanks for linking this recipe with my event

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried making this today Julie & it came out well! Thanks for the recipe :)

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Even i made parippu vada couple of days back...this one looks crunchy and tasty....:)