Paruppu Vadai

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Chana Dal Vada


Aama Vadai also called the paruppu vadai is popular on the menu for festivals and weddings. This easy chana dal vada is made with basic pantry ingredients and is a no-onion and no-garlic vada recipe.

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Recipe Facts:


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Total Time

2 h 30 min

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– Chana dal / kadalai paruppu – Toor dal / tuvaram paruppu – Urad dal / ullutham paruppu – Green chilies – Red chilies – Asafetida – Salt – Curry leaves – deep fry Oil

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– Wash the lentils well and soak them together for one to two hours. It is usually sufficient to soak it for an hour.

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Step 1

– Drain the lentils in a colander after the soaking time and let them drain for a few minutes. I usually soak the lentils and then in an hour or so drain them in the colander and let them sit there until ready to grind.

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Step 2

– Transfer the drained dal to the blender or food processor jar and grind it along with green chilies, red chilies, asafoetida, and salt. Add very little water when grinding. Also, make sure to grind the lentils coarse.

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Step 3

– Add the curry leaves to the vada batter and mix well. – In the meantime, heat oil to deep fry the aama vadai.

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Steps 4-5

– Once the oil is hot, add a small piece of vada batter to the oil to check if it is hot enough. The batter should rise up and slowly start crisping up. – Take a small lemon size batter and slightly flatten it in your palm. Slowly slide the shaped paruppu vadai into the hot oil. 

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Steps 6-7

– Using a slotted spoon, flip the vadai and cook on both sides until golden brown.

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Step 8

– Remove the cooked vadai and drain it in a paper towel-lined bowl. – Serve warm.

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