Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Parippu Vada

Makes: about 25 to 30 nos

  1. Thuvara Parippu / Toor Dal /Split pegion pea- 2 cups
  2. Shallots-sliced- 1 Cup
  3. Ginger-finely chopped- 3 tbsp
  4. Green chilies-chopped- 2 to 3 tbsp( or to taste)
  5. Curry leaves-chopped- 2 to 3 sprigs
  6. Dry Red chilies-chopped- 2 nos
  7. Salt- to taste
  8. Oil- for deep frying
  • Wash and soak split pegion peas/thuvara parippu in water for about 2 hours.
  • Drain well (you will find it difficult to shape the vadas , if there is excess water) 
  • Grind it to form a coarse paste.
  • Transfer this to a mixing bowl.Add shallots,ginger,green chilies,curry leaves,dry red chilies and salt to taste.Mix well.
  • Make small balls from this and shape it into patties.Gently flatten the edges ,if desired.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the patties until it turns golden brown, oven a medium heat.
  • You can add a pinch of asafoetida to the mixture ,if desired.

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