Paruppu Vadai/Masala Vadai

Ingredients needed:
  • Channa dal / Bengal gram /Kadalai paruppu -1/2 cup + 1 tbsp 
  • Red Chillies - 2
  • Fennel seeds /Sombu - 1 tsp
  • Ginger-small piece
  • Onion- 1 very finely chopped
  • Green chillies -1-2 finely chopped
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


Soak Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) with red chillies in water for 4 hours.Drain the water completely in a colander. Keep 1 tbsp of channa dal aside.

Grind  3/4th of the channa dal  without adding water coarsely.

Then add finely chopped onions, soaked and drained channa dal (1 tbsp which we kept aside), finely chopped green chillies, curry leaves to the above mix.

Heat oil Take a small lemon sized ball of the mix, flatten it with your hands and gently slip it into the oil.

Keep in medium heat and fry the vadas both sides till golden brown and crisp. Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the mix.  

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