Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Parupu vadai

Festival days are not fulfilled without special dishes. Parupu vadai is a most popular south Indian snack that are mostly enjoyed during the festival days. It is very easy to prepare and no difficulty in making the shapes. You don’t need any special ingredients to prepare this vadai.
Prep time: 2 hours and 30 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 2 hours and 50 mins

Chana dal – 2 cups
Green chilies – 5
Fennel seeds – 2 tsp
Garlic – 1
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Shallots – 15 – 20
Cilantro- few
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

1. Soak chana dal for about 2 hrs. Drain the water completely and coarse grind with green chilies, fennel seeds, ginger and garlic using very little amount of water.
2. Transfer the grounded coarse paste to a bowl and add shallots, cilantro, curry leaves and salt.
3. Heat Oil in a heavy bottomed vessel.  When oil is hot, shape the coarse paste into a vadai and drop it in the oil.
4. Deep fry it till it becomes golden brown on both sides. Spicy and crispy parupu vadai is ready.

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