Friday, July 27, 2007

Parippu Vada - Dal Fritters

Parippu Vada - Dal Fritters

Crunchy Parippu Vada is a favorite accompaniment with a cup of hot tea in Kerala. The following recipe yields 12 medium sized vadas.

Dal(Bengal Gram) - 1cup
Onion - 1/2nos.
Shallots - 2-3nos.
Green Chillies - 3nos.
Ginger - 1/2"
Curry Leaves - 2sprigs
Salt - 1/2tsp. or to taste

Wash & soak the dal for 3-4hours. Drain well & grind to a coarse paste. Do not add any water. The moisture retained by dal will be enough. Chop the rest of the ingredients.(I usually grind the chillies with the dal.) Add the chopped ingredients to the ground dal and mix well. Add salt just before frying the fritters. To fry the fritters, take a spoonful of the dal mixture, shape into vadas and fry in oil on a medium flame.
Tips: Save a spoon or two of the soaked dal. Add to dal mixture at end. This will make the vadas more appealing!

1 comment:

Happy cook said...

Wow this is another one of my favourite snacks.
Love it with a hot cup of sweet masal chai