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Parippu Vada

Makes: about 25 to 30 nos


  1. Thuvara Parippu / Toor Dal /Split pegion pea
    2 cups
  2. Shallots-sliced-
    1 Cup
  3. Ginger-finely chopped-
    3 tbsp
  4. Green chilies-chopped-
    2 to 3 tbsp( or to taste)
  5. Curry leaves-chopped-
    2 to 3 sprigs
  6. Dry Red chilies-chopped-
    2 nos
  7. Salt
    to taste
  8. Oil
    for deep frying
  • Wash and soak split pegion peas/thuvara parippu in water for about 2 hours.
  • Drain well (you will find it difficult to shape the vadas , if there is excess water) 
  • Grind it to form a coarse paste.
  • Transfer this to a mixing bowl.Add shallots,ginger,green chilies,curry leaves,dry red chilies and salt to taste.Mix well.
  • Make small balls from this and shape it into patties.Gently flatten the edges ,if desired.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the patties until it turns golden brown, oven a medium heat.


  • You can add a pinch of asafoetida to the mixture ,if desired.

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    October 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    perfect snack.. my fav

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    October 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Clicks make me so hungry. Can you use Chana Dal instead, I only have that at home. (Still learning how to distinguish my dals!)

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    October 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    oh my God! this pictures are tempting my like CRAZY!! I was almost thinking of making them right now….I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant. but it's midnight and I ate a heavy dinner.

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    October 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

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    October 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Hi. Hope you are doing great… I have passed on two awards to you. Enjoy them, coz you deserve them. Hugs to you

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