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Parippu Vada recipe

Written By Kottayam Kitchen on Thursday, February 19, 2015 | February 19, 2015

Its a common evening snack item which is available in all tea shops and canteens especially in schools and college canteens..I have a good memory of having parippu vadas in college canteen with friends chit chats n la la lassss..Who will forgot those golden times,college days of our life...Yes,I too had such a  degree college life with my sweet friends and hostel room mates..We usually have vadas and puffs from college canteens and near by shops since its very cheap and within our pocket.

Last day my husband told he needs parippu vada for evening tea..(I'm not a good wife in that sense,i usually don't cook if my husband said anything he needs to eat..i simply give some excuses always.(will make later).but yesterday i made parippu vadas as evening snack and he liked it and said its so fresh right from the kitchen not like parippu vadas in the glass cabinets of canteens.I'm so impressed and i said i will make more vadas in the coming days...Ok...stop..let me come to our vadas...parippu vadas.

Total Preparation Time : 1 hr 30 min
Serves : 10  vadas

Ingredients needed

  1. Lentil/Dal/Parippu - 1/2 cup
  2. Shallots chopped - 2-3
  3. Green chillies chopped - 2
  4. Ginger chopped - 1 Tb sp
  5. Salt - to taste
  6. Hing - a pinch
  7. Curry leaves - a few 
  8. Oil - for deep frying


  • Soak lentils/dal in a bowl for 1 hour.Wash and Clean twice with water and discard the water completely.
  • Grind this washed lentil + chopped shallots + green chillies + ginger + curry leaves once or twice.Remember just grind. dont make a paste..(simply  ചതച്ചെടുക്കുക).
  • Add a pinch of hing and salt to taste.
  • Apply some water into the palms,take round balls and make small patties with your palms.
  • Deep fry in oil until both sides became brown.You can see in pic,inside is cooked as well.
  • Serve hot with tea

  1. Make sure,while grinding don't add water.If the moisture is more add 1 tb sp of Chana dal(besan) powder and make patties.
  2. If the water content is more,while frying it drinks more oil.
  3. Can use moong dal or toor dal..But mostly toor dal is used for making parippu vadas and don't grind the dal fully..

Have and enjoy with your family..Its an easy snack..enjoy with your kids

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