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Parippu Vada - Lentil Fritters
Prep Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
30 mins

Parippu vada lentil fritters are spicy and delicious appetizer based on Indian cuisine and perfect for parties and potlucks.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dal vada, lentil fritters, parippu vada
  • 2 cups Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram)
  • 1/2 Onion (or 5 shallots ) finely chopped
  • 2-3 Thai green Chilies
  • 5-6 Curry leaves chopped
  • 3-4 Red Chilly Flakes
  • 1 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 3-4 cups Oil to deep fry
  1. Soak the chana dal in water for 3 to 4 hours.

  2. Drain the soaked dal using a colander and make sure there is no water left.

  3. Grind the soaked chana dal coarsely with red chilies.

  4. It is okay to have a couple of lentils uncrushed.

  5. Add the onions, chilies, ginger, curry leaves, and asafoetida.

  6. Add salt to taste.

  7. Take a small ball of the dough and shape it into a patty by flattening with your palm.

  8. These patties can be deep-fried till you get a golden brown color

  9. .Enjoy the spicy dal fritters with coconut chutney and with a hot cup of tea!