Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Parippu Vada (Masala vada)

This is AJ’s all time favorite. This is a crispy and crunchy tea time snack. Anyone can keep on munching this at any time of the day. In Kerala you can see this available in all chaaya kada / thattu kada (tea shops) and in every train. Every other week, during my travel from Kochi to Calicut and the way back, I never missed the parippu vada from the Shornur Station.

Paripuu Vada 5

Ingredients:

         Toor dal                  --    ¾ cups
         Channa Dal            --    ½ cup
         Asafoetida             --    a pinch
        Green chillies         --   4 –5
        Onion                        --    ½ of a medium sized
        Ginger                      --   1 inch piece
        Curry leaves         --   1 spring
        Oil                              --    to fry
        Salt                            --    to taste

Preparation of Parippu Vada: 

         Soak both the dals together in water for two hours. Strain the water and pulse the dals in the mixer. It should be ground into a course mixture.

Paripuu Vada 1   Paripuu Vada 2  
        

          Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Paripuu Vada 3     Paripuu Vada 4


        Heat oil in a deep pan. Make small round shaped vadas and deep fry. Remove them from oil when brown and drain on a tissue paper. Serve hot.

Paripuu Vada 6

20 comments:

  1. Oh my Nitha..Shornur railway statonile parippu vada is heaven food. I used to chumma travel in shornur passenger to eat those yummy parippu vadas, enteyum fav anu tto ethu..

    Love
    Suji (Kairali sisters)

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  2. Crispy n delicious parippu vadas..Enikku uzhunnu vadayekkaal eshtamannu parippu vada :)

    Pinne I used a 5 l cooker and that recipes makes about 6-8 servings..Ethra qns vennelum dhyryamayi chothicholu, Nitha :)

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  3. Crispy vadas tempts me a lot..makes me hungry.

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  4. love these on rainy days with hot tea. I dont have to make it as the corner food stall makes beautifully crunchy ones. yours looks mouth wateringly delicious.

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  5. So true about the tea stalls, I guess it's common through out south India.
    The vadai are just perfect to go with the evening tea.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  6. Masala vada looks crispy n tasty

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  7. Lovely snack anytime :) Looks wonderful

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  8. Wow my stomach grumbles seeing this vada.. MY very fav one.

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  9. Adipoli parippu vada, chayayum koode unde ennal pinne enthu vennam.

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  10. Crispy and tempting vada. Love them anytime. Thanks for all your lovely comments in my blog. Somehow I missed to visit your blog all these days. Now happily following you.

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  11. I love making these (but I've been using only chana dal. Chana+toor looks like a nice variation--is it becuase of regional cuisine?--I learnt it from my friend from Hyderabad.) I love these vadas!!

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  12. Thanks Nitha for dropping by , Parippu Vada enndeyum all time favorite annu

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  13. loved ur blog title :D...glad to be here! delicious vada :) Ananda

    http://anandasagari.blogspot.com/

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