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Parippu Vada ~ Dal Fritters from Kerala !

Today’s recipe is real real nostalgia.Which can bring back the smell of rain,the damp corridors and warmth of steaming hot tea.The pretty home-made parippuvadas my father preserve as sunday surprise.The crispy and hot parippuvadas Ouseph chettan’s tea shop comes up with.The divine aroma of coconut oil wafting around our village theatre premises.Those long-awaited intervals of movie when my father brings yummy parippuvadas wrapped in a newspaper sheet.Finally, the forsaken news paper bits soaked in coconut oil…Can we freeze time ? I long often for that too.Those moments I crave for something to relax.What if few crispy home made parippu vadas and hot  tea ?

Before going to the recipe,I would like to thank Julie for giving me this wonderful surprise.Thank you so much Julie..

Ingredients (yields 14 )

1 heaped cup of chana dal / gram dal
1 dry red chilly
handful of shallots,chopped finely
1 piece of ginger,chopped finely(approx 1.5 tsp)
3 green chillies,chopped finely
2 sprig curry leaves,chopped finely
1/4 tsp fennel seeds/perumjeerakam
pinch of asafoetida powder/kayappodi
salt,oil as required.

Method

Wash and soak chana dal along with dry chilly in normal water for two hours.Shift the soaked dal using your hands to mixer jar.You don’t have to drain it in a strainer.Grind it just rotating two-three times.Use a spoon to mix well.This will be a coarse mixture.Shift it into a plate and mix in all the chopped ingredients, asafoetida,fennel seeds and salt.Make small balls with your hand.Heat oil in a kadai or pan till the pinch of mixture you put into it comes up fast.Now fix the heat to medium low.Wet your hands and press each balls slowly to put in the hot oil.Fry till brown and crispy.Serve hot with tea/coffee.You may serve with chammanthi/chutney as well.

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38 comments on “Parippu Vada ~ Dal Fritters from Kerala !

  1. anilkurup
    July 8, 2012

    The quintessential Kerala dish at high tea.
    The pics are mouth watering.

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  2. Bikramjit
    July 8, 2012

    oh yes I have had some of them now 🙂 and it is yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Bikram's

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  3. Priya
    July 8, 2012

    Cant take my eyes from ur super duper clicks, crispy vadas tempts me a lot.

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  4. Balachandran V
    July 8, 2012

    Ah, you should have kept a pack of Dinesh Beedi by the side of the Parippu Vada!

    And let me share a great combo – Parippu vada with naadan Palayamkodan Pazham!

    M, your photographs outdo the real thing! Whew!

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  5. Mythreyi
    July 8, 2012

    Vada and Coffee sounds delicious combo…

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  6. PT
    July 8, 2012

    very crispy vada.. great combination with tea/coffee..

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  7. Suja Manoj
    July 8, 2012

    Clicks are awesome dear,love it..perfect with tea.

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  8. Julie
    July 8, 2012

    Awesome clicks..feel like grabbing a few..perfectly done!!

    Ongoing Events of Erivum Puliyum @ Palakkad Chamayal-Fenugreek Leaves OR Green Chillies

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  9. Kaveri Venkatesh
    July 9, 2012

    Love paruppu vadas…Lovely clicks…Congrats on your win at the Kerala Kitchen

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  10. bhavna
    July 9, 2012

    pictures are very nice….vadas must be very delicious…

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  11. Insignia
    July 9, 2012

    A rainy day, hot chai and vadas…drool!

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  12. Supriya's Rasoi
    July 9, 2012

    I just noticed everybody is making parippu vadas these days I think its high time I should make some. dear the vadas look very tempting and nicely presented.

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  13. Shobha
    July 9, 2012

    OMG..so tempting..
    feel like grabbing one from the picture..
    Lovely and crisp vadas !

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  14. Padhu
    July 9, 2012

    Super tempting vadas

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  15. Tina
    July 9, 2012

    Sooooo crispy and delicious..

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  16. Shabbu
    July 9, 2012

    tempting parippu vada…nice clicks..
    congrats on your award..

    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  17. Rekha
    July 9, 2012

    very crispy and tempting vada..
    http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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  18. Valarmathi Sanjeev
    July 9, 2012

    Yummy recipe…..vada looks crispy and absolutely delicious.

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  19. Hema
    July 9, 2012

    Awesome vadas and nice presentation..

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  20. Sobha Shyam
    July 9, 2012

    enikkum poratte 2 ennam 🙂 looks so temting and delicious dear !! Thanx a lot for stopping by my space..glad to see you all remembering my lil space 🙂

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  21. Chandrani
    July 10, 2012

    Dal pakora looks crunchy and yummy.

    Cuisine Delights
    My Monthly Event – Spotlight:Curries/Gravies”.

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  22. Ganga Sreekanth
    July 10, 2012

    very crispy and delicious fritters dear….kothi vannu

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  23. hemalata
    July 10, 2012

    Crispy vada, looks so yummy.

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  25. vada,pazham,chaaya….tempting…nostalgic

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  26. srividhya Ravikumar
    July 10, 2012

    very crisp vada…yumm

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  27. Leelagovind
    July 10, 2012

    a basket full of parippuvadas!!tempting and inviting..

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  28. JishasKitchen
    July 10, 2012

    adipoli!!!….parippu vada looks so crunchy and tempting…perfect tea time snack!!!

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  29. R.Punitha
    July 11, 2012

    Hi Melange ,

    Looks crispy !!!

    Nicely made:))

    nice tea time snacks :)))

    Keep on Dear…

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  30. Ambreen
    July 11, 2012

    Delicious & tempting fritters, lovely presentation!

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  31. Nitha
    July 11, 2012

    Tempting clicks…

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  32. Vidhya
    July 11, 2012

    Vada looks scrumptious.And congrats on winning the best pic award.

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  33. Reshmi Mahesh
    July 12, 2012

    Adipoli parippu vada…Lovely clicks..

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  34. Divya Pramil
    July 13, 2012

    My hubby's favourite and I love it with tea 🙂 DElicious recipes here, happy to follow u 🙂
    ~Today's Recipe~
    Leftover Prawn 65 and A Fabulous Blog Ribbon

    -You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

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  35. I love these .. perfect with tea or coffee. Nice clicks

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  36. Swapna Raghu Sanand
    July 14, 2012

    Your post reminded me of my mother making parippu vadas at tea time and suddenly I felt having her vadas with tea, esp where you've shown a steel tea cup as well. Keep writing such heart warming recipes.

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  37. Liang-Win
    July 16, 2012

    Ahh…this makes me hungry as its raining out here. This has tempted me to make it now 😀
    Yummmy
    Liang
    http://www.cookbook.liangwin.com

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