Monday, March 28, 2011

Masala/Dal/Paruppu Vadai

Masala/Dal/Paruppu Vadai is cooked at home during festivals and is mostly prepared with Bengal gram . Onion and garlic is also added to make it more tasty (those who don’t like onion, garlic they can avoid using in this).

Bengal gram/kadalai paruppu – 2 cup
Onion – 15 no
Green chilli – 5 no
Fennel seed – 2 tea spoon
Garlic – 4 cloves
Ginger – small piece
Coriander and curry leaves/pudina – few
Salt – as per taste
Oil – for deep frying vadai


  • Soak Bengal gram in sufficient water for 4 hours minimum; wash, drain and keep aside; finely chop onion, green chilli, coriander and curry leaves.
  • In a mixi jar add green chilli, half of fennel seed, salt and run the mixer for few seconds; now add ginger, garlic and run the mixi for few seconds; do not use water to grind.
  • Keep a handful of soaked Bengal gram separately for later use and add the remaining in the same mixi jar; grind it to a coarse paste without water and put it in a bowl.I
  • In the same bowl, add separately kept handful of soaked dal, chopped onion, green chilli, coriander/curry leaves, remaining fennel seeds, turmeric and red chilli powder; mix gently
  • Heat oil in a pan; when hot take with wet hands small amount of ground mix; shape it like a round, thick, reduce flame to low and put it in hot oil carefully
  • You can add more vadais as per the capacity of the oil in the pan; cook in low/moderate flame for few minutes till vada is crisp; the surface also turns golden colour; turn sides in between
  • Keep fried vada on kitchen tissue for few minutes to absorb excess oil.

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  1. Delish ...looks so perfect ...nice entry for the events

  2. I lov this with Hot Chai.... hmmmm.looks yumm.. but at home we use Peas Parippu (something similar to Toor dal) to make this...

  3. Delicious tea time snack, crispy and spicy..lovely

  4. Lovely masala vadais.Crisp and flavourfull.

  5. wonderful and yummy vadas :)

  6. Perfect tea time snack- looks spicy n crispy!

    US Masala

  7. Looks Crispy and delicious!!


  8. My all time favvvvv..Looks crispy n delicious

  9. Perfect with a hot cup of tea dera...yummy...

  10. parippu vada ente favorite annu. adipoli.

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  12. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

  13. Perfect tea time snack !!! Crispy and crunchy !!!

  14. Crispy and yummy! Wanna that plate now..

  15. Yummy & crispy vadas...Will make a perfect snack...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  16. Yum! Looks hot, crispy and delicious! Reminds me of the fresh hot vadas we get from the street vendors back home in kerala! absolutely drool-worthy!