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Monday, April 7, 2014

Masala vada Recipe - Paruppu vadai - Parippu Vada

Masala vada is a popular South Indian Recipe Made with Chana dal and spices like cinnamon and fennel which makes the vadas spicy.Adding mint leaves, curry leaves and coriander leaves gives additional flavour to vada's. This recipe is made during festive occasions in south Indian homes. It is one of the popular street side snack.Chana dal is low in fat and high in fiber content. Now we learn to make masala vada Recipe.

Masala Vada

                                                             Masala Vadai Recipe
Prep Time : 20 minutes. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes .                   
Recipe Category:snackRecipes
Recipe Cuisine:Indian


Chana Dal - 1 cup.
Onions - 2 (big).
mint leaves - 2 sprig.
Coriander leaves - fistful.
curry leaves - 1 sprig.

To Grind

Red chillies - 2.
Green chillies - 2.
Garlic - 2 cloves.
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Ginger - 1/2 inch.

  • soak the chana dal for minimum  2  hrs.  
  • chop onions, mint leaves, coriander leaves, curry leaves very finely.

  • Grind Red chillies, Green chillies, Garlic, Ginger,  fennel seeds  in blender/ mixie  coarsely.
  • Then drain the water completely from chanadal , add it   to mixie/blender along with coarsely ground items.
  • Now Grind  chanadal  into a  coarse paste,  few whole dals, here and there is fine.
  • Add finely chopped onions, coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves with salt.Mix well.

  • Heat the oil, to check it is hot, place a small portion of batter  into the oil, when it pops immediately, it is an indication that oil is hot. 
  • Now, Make small lemon sized balls, and pat it into a circular disc of medium thickness. Dip in a bowl of water in between while making vadas.

  • Then deep fry it, till it turns golden brown on both the sides.
  • Cook the vadas in a medium flame.
  • Grinding it to a coarse paste, is important.
  • while grinding if you feel, batter is too thick, drizzle some water while grinding.
  •  if the you feel the batter is somewhat runny, add 1 tbsp of rice flour for substitution.
  • Adding more onions gives extra taste and crispness to vada's.
  • if you are  not confident in making vadas in hand, you could use ziplog covers or banana leaves. wet your hands in between with water.
  • Adding Mint leaves gives extra flavour to Vada.
Also check out my: Medu Vadai or Ulundu Vadai


Unknown said...

Crunchy and tasty masala vada...... Tempting!!

Unknown said...

love it anytime...

pankti said...

Looks totally crispy!!

Chitra said...

Super vadai.feel like taking one :)

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

vadas r fried well n looks cute.

சாரதா சமையல் said...

Vadai looks very cute! parcel please!

Unknown said...

Looks delicious!!

Anonymous said...

these are the best,crispy brown masala vadas we have seen...look tempting and irresistible,thanks so much for sharing :-)