Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Parupppu Vadai/Chana Dhal Croquettes... its snack time

Paruppu Vadai is a perfect tea-time snack. The crunchy vada makes a yummy combination for a garam chai... Hot vadas, hot chai, today's paper, rainy climate, cosy couch !!! Awesome situation na. :)
We usually spice up the tea with some ginger whenever we have it with vadas... When not chai, it is generally coconut chutney that mom makes to have with masala vadas. This is my mom's recipe. However tried my vadas never turn as perfect as hers. Maybe that is what kai pakkuvam.

~*What U Need*~
Chana Dhal - 1 cup
Onion(medium) - 1 / Pearl onions - 10
Red chilli - 1
Green chilli - 2
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing powder - a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt - to taste
How I Made it:
Soak the chana dhal overnight. Chop the onions, green chillies and curry leaves finely. In a blender, add the chana dhal, red chilli and fennel seeds. Pulse it 2 - 3 times. You should have some whole chana dhal here and there.
Put this mixture in a bowl, add chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves, hing and salt and mix well. Pinch lemon sized balls and flatten in palm. Heat oil and deep fry till evenly brown.
Remove excess oil using tissue paper. Serve with coconut chutney.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Yummy snacks......we call it Piaji in Orissa!!!

  2. vimitha.......it is one of my fav tea time snack........u have done it so perfectly.......yummy

  3. This looks super dear...love this with tea and as you described the situation is just heaven..

  4. Delicious and crispy looking vadais. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Yum Yummy Crisp Masala Vadai.Luv the colour n the texture

  6. slurrrrrrrrrrrrrrp the dal vadas look soooooooooooo tempting and crispy yaar. I too make them quite often since I am a very big fan of this vada.

  7. Incredible vadais, simply makes me drool..

  8. Now I know what to make for todays evening snack :)

  9. My favorite too,done perfect n lovely snack!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  10. This is one of my fav !! looks so crispy !!

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  11. made it for pongal!....can never have enough! yum!

  12. Parupu vadai looks perfect and delicious Vimmitha
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  13. Perfect parippu vadai, one of my fav tea-time snack :)
    Vimitha, thanx for the wishes and comments at my space
    U have a nice collection of recipes and a wonderful space dear, following u and hope to see u in my followers list as well :)

  14. Vadai looks tempting vimitha! :P :P


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