Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Parippuvada/Lentil fritters

                                     Parippuvada/Lentil fritters

One of our favourites snack!!Parippuvada and black tea is a best combinaton especially during heavy raining days.I'm a big fan of "chayakkada items"(tea shop snacks).That also from local small shops where they will give snacks in news papers and vazhayila(plantain leaves)!

Parippuvada/Lentil fritters

Parippuvada/Lentil fritters

             I'm sharing kerala style parippu vada recipe.


  • Chana dal/kadala parippu:1 cup
  • Onion(chopped):1
  • Green chilly(chopped):2
  • Dry red chilly:2
  • Ginger(chopped):1/2 tspn
  • Fennel/perumjeerakam:1/4 tspn
  • Asafoetida:A generous pinch
  • Curry leaves:2 springs
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Soak chana dal for 2 hours.Drain the water.
  • Grind it in a mixer or food processor with salt and fennel seeds
  • Don't make it as a fine paste.
  • Mix the ground dal with other ingredients except oil.
  • Make small balls with dal mixture and flatten it with the palms.
  • Heat the pan with oil and fry each flattened balls

Parippuvada/Lentil fritters


  1. Yummy crunchy vadas perfect with a cup of Chai. Spicy treat.

  2. Crunchy parippuvada....perfect tea time snack...

  3. Vada looks absolutely tempting...wonderful snack for tea time :)

  4. Tempting vada........ Crispy and crunchy!!

  5. All time perfect snack with a cup of tea .........so yummy and crunchy.....!

  6. Our all time fav too. I like the addition of fennel; something I've never noticed in other recipes. Must try for its crispy goodness.


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