04 November 2008

Paruppu vadai

Paruppu vadai is made out of dal dumplings fried in oil .
it tastes excellent when eaten hot. here goes the recipe. I happened to do this for a potluck on Diwali party.


Channa dal - 500 gms
Onions - 2 big nos
Curry leaves - 4 stalks
Dried red chillies - 4 nos
cumin seeds - 2 tspns
fennel seeds - 2 tspn
salt - approx 2 tspn(acc to taste)
asafoetida - 1/4 tspn
oil- 3 cups for frying

  • Soak the channa dal for abt 2 hrs
  • when they have doubled in size set aside about 5 tbspns of channa dal, this gives a crunchy taste to the vadai
  • grind the remaining channa dal along with the red chillies to a coarse paste and add the chopped onions,roughly chopped curry leaves and cumin,fennel,asafoetida , salt ,coarsely grinded channa paste and the remaining dal and mix thoroughly .
  • heat oil and meanwhile gently form lemon shaped balls out of this coarse paste and press it down with your palms
  • when done fry these in batches and serve it hot with any chutney of ur choice or enjoy it as such.

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