2 weeks ago


Parippu vada is one snack who dominated my evening tea sessions . Amma (my MIL) makes very good parippu vadas. I learned the recipe from her. So here's her recipe specially for you

Category : Vegetarian

  • PREP TIME 120 Minutes
  • COOK TIME 15 Minutes


  • 1.Chana dal (split bengal gram/kadala parippu) - 2 cups
  • 2.Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
  • 3. Green chilli - 2-3, finely chopped
  • 4. Ginger - 1-2 tsp, finely chopped
  • 5. Curry leaves - 3-4 stems, finely chopped
  • 6. Kayam (asafetida) - ⅛ tsp
  • 7. Salt: to taste
  • 8. Oil: for frying


  • Soak chana dal in water for 2 hours. Drain the water completely. Make sure that the water is dried well, pat dry the dal with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Crush the soaked and drained dal(keep 2 tbsp dal without grinding), just run it in mixie for a few seconds. Make sure you dont grind it to a smooth paste. Add all ingredients except oil to the crushed dal and gently mix it together. Make small balls with the dal mix (gooseberry size).
  • Heat oil for deep frying pan on high flame. When oil is really hot, reduce the flame to low-medium and add the vada. Before adding to the oil, just flatten each ball in your palm. Wet your hands before flattening the dough. It is better to flatten the dough just before adding to the oil, otherwise it may break.
  • Fry till the vadas (fritters) become golden brown or if you like it extra crispy, fry till you get a darker shade of brown. Drain excess oil on a tissue paper. Serve hot.
  • You will get around 20-25 parippu vadas of small-medium size, with the above qty.