Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paruppu Vadai / Parippu Vada / Dal Vadai / Lentil Fritters / Aamai Vadai / South Indian Vada Varieties:

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Today’s recipe is again yet another signature dish of South India. This deep fried delicacy is prepared for most of the traditional festivals for neivedyam. 
 Also it makes a favorite combo as a evening snack with hot cup of tea or coffee. Nothing can be compared to the crisp taste of this vadai with the flavor of fried dal along with the hotness of greenchilly. 
Here is the quick & easy recipe of this mouthwatering appetizer..:).
Ingredients:
·           Toor dal                   - 1 cup
·           Chopped onions       - ¾ cup
·           Ginger                    - a small piece
·           Green chilly              - 1 or 2
·           Hing                         - a generous pinch
·           Curry leaves             - a few
·           Coriander leaves       - handful
·           Oil to deep fry
·           Salt to taste
Method:

1.     Wash and soak toor dal for 1 to 2 hours.
2.     Drain water completely.
3.     Add salt and grind for few seconds in a blender. ( just sprinkle very less water, if required )
4.     Take half of the coarse batter and keep aside in  a bowl.
5.     Now grind for few more seconds the remaining dal to lightly semi-smooth batter. ( this helps to bind the batter well and ensures crispy crunchy vada )
6.     Now transfer this batter to the rest of the batter in the same bowl and mix well.
7.     Add in finely chopped onions, ginger, green chilly, hing, curry leaves, coriander leaves.
8.     Mix well.
9.     Heat oil in a frypan in medium flame.
10.  Take a small portion of the batter, flatten it on your palm.
11.  Drop it in hot oil gently.
12.  Deep fry till it turns golden brown on  both sides. ( take care the flame is in low medium for the inside of the vada to get cooked well, while the outside is golden and crispy )
13.  Drain on kitchen tissue.
14.  Yummy  Paruppu Vadai is ready to taste.
15.  It makes an excellent combo with hot cup of eve chai..:)
My Notes:
You can also add handful of soaked chana dal to the batter and mix well before frying the vadas for extra taste and flavor.
Similar Recipes:

·           Crispy Onion Rings
·           Masala Vada / Masal Vadai Recipe
·           Spinach Pakora / Keerai Pakoda
·           Ulundhu Vadai
·           Medhu Vada
·           Chana Dal Vadai / Pottukadalai Vadai
·           VazhaiPoo Vadai / Banana Flower Fritters

11 comments:

  1. these vadas are so addictive... just love them...

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  2. Inviting vadas...good tea-time snack...

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  3. Delicious vadai,love it with a cup of tea...

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  4. best combo with evening chai

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  5. rich n super in taste vadas...

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  6. Very crispy vadas,very tempting.

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  7. omg super crispy and delicious vadai :) looks irresistible !!

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  8. my fav..yummy vada..looks tempting

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  9. parippu vada looks delicious.

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  10. looks so crispy and yummy. delicious.

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