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Masala Vada/Paruppu Vada


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 120 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x

Description

Delicious & Crispy Paruppu Vadai is the  deep fried lentil mixture mixed with onions, curry leaves, coriander, ginger and chillies. Its an excellent tea-time snacks.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup Channa dal
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Green chills
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt

TO GRIND:

  • 5 Dry Red chiliies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 6 Garlic
  • 1 tbs Fennel seeds

Instructions

PrepWork:

  1. Firstly soak channa dal for 2 hours, then drain out the water and keep them ready to grind.
  2. Finely chop the onions, green chili and curry leaves, keep them ready to be mixed.

Procedure:

  1. Grind dry redchillies, fennel seeds, garlic and ginger to a coarse paste.
  2. To a same blender, add drained channa dal and grind to a coarse mixture
  3. Grind all channa dal in batches and collect them in mixing bowl.
  4. To a channa mixture add chop onions , chillies and curry leaves. Gently mix them.
  5. Check for salt.
  6. Heat up some oil to deep fry,When the oil is ready, Take a lemon sized ball, lightly pat them in your palm( refer pictures) gently drop them in oil.Using a slotted spoon, turnover for 3 to 5 mins
  7. Fry the Vadas till its turns out golden and crispy

Notes

Tips to make best masala vada/paruppu vada: 

1.Soak the channa dal for 2 to 3 hours is must. 

2.Do not add water to grind the channa dal, the moisture in channa dal is enough to grind a mixture. 

3.Grind a channa dal to a coarse mixture. 

4.For more flavours add chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves.

5.Carefully slide the masala vada and turn over using slotted spoon.Deep fry the masala vada over a low-medium flame until they are golden brown and perfectly crisp.  

6.Flatten the masala vada in your palm to get a crispy masala vada. If the masala vada/paruppu vada is dense it won’t turn out crispier. 

  • Category: Appetiser, Appetizer, Starter, starter/snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian, south Indian