Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe

Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe

Paruppu | Masala Vadai is very famous in South India. I am very fond of this vadai and I make it often. This recipe is particularly a Tamil Nadu style recipe, especially the way how my mom makes. I have used only chana dal to make this vadai.

Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe
Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe

You can alternatively mix urad dal and toor dal as well. It’s up to your choice. I added Onion and garlic here. If you are offering this as Naivedyam, then skip the masala stuff like cumin, fennel, onion, and cloves. Some people even add garam masala to this vada. All these spices are up to your choice. This could be a perfect evening snack with a cup of tea. You can make it as a starter for lunch. It tastes so yummy with sambar and rice. Overall, It’s a perfect choice when you are craving something flavorful and crunchy.

Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Ingredients
Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Ingredients

Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe

Paruppu | Masala Vadai is very famous in South India. This recipe is particularly a Tamil Nadu style recipe. I have used only chana dal to make this vadai.
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dal vada, indian snack, Lentil Fritters, Masala Vada, Paruppu vadai
Servings: 3 people
Author: malinispace

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Chana dal
  • 2 to 3 Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Cumin and Fennel seeds
  • 1 Onion medium sized (finely chopped)
  • 4 to 5 Garlic cloves
  • Salt required level
  • Curry leaves few
  • Coriander leaves few
  • Oil Deep Frying

Instructions

  • First, soak chana dal for 1 hr 30 mins. Meanwhile, get all the other ingredients ready.
  • After 1 hr 30 mins, drain the water completely and rest the dal for about another 15 to 20 mins to make it a bit dry.
  • Now take red chili, garlic cloves, fennel, and cumin seeds in a mixer jar and grind it.
  • Once the dal is ready, add the dal in the mixer jar and grind coarsely. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of water if it is necessary. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add chopped onion, curry leaves, and coriander leaves. Mix everything well. Add salt at the end before making vada. It helps to avoid extra moisture in the batter.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan on medium flame. Now take a small size of mixture and slightly flatten it.
  • Drop the vada in oil, deep fry on both sides, until the color changes and become crisp.
  • Drain the excess oil on paper towels.
  • Serve this yummy Paruppu vada for evening snack with cup of tea.

Step by step process with picture representation:

Get all the ingredients ready. First, soak chana dal for 1 hr 30 mins. Meanwhile, get all the other ingredients ready.


After 1 hr 30 mins, drain the water completely and rest the dal for about another 15 to 20 mins to make it a bit dry.

Now take red chili, garlic cloves, fennel seeds, and cumin seeds in the mixer jar and grind it.

Once the dal is ready, add the dal in the mixer jar and grind coarsely. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of water if it is necessary. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

Add chopped onion, curry leaves, and coriander leaves. Mix everything well. Add salt at the end before making vada. It helps to avoid extra moisture in the batter.

Heat oil in a wide pan on medium flame. Now take a small size of mixture and slightly flatten it.

Drop the vada in oil, deep fry on both sides, until the color changes and become crisp.

Drain the excess oil on paper towels.

Serve this yummy Paruppu vada for evening snacks with a cup of tea.

Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe
Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe
Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe
Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe

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11 thoughts on “Paruppu Vadai | Masala Vadai | Dal Vada | Lentil Fritters Recipe

  1. Oh these pics entice me to no bounds… Gosh, love these beauties Malini and I wish I could pop few of these along with a generous helping of chutney and kaapi tumbler. Do you know masala wadais are my major weakness? Beautiful images there and loved the plates and the light.

    1. I would give up anything for Masala Vadai dear. I wish I would have stayed near by you. I would really enjoy your company on sharing similar habits. πŸ™‚

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