Homemade Parippu Vadas tastes better any time!!!! Dont u think? For a first timer, maybe the vadas will look funny (that is if you are not careful with the water content or if you've not drained the lentils properly) but still it can beat the tea shop Vadas hands down.
Here, Ive made the Kerala style Parippu Vada (Tamil Nadu Masala vada tastes different and its a different recipe)
Ive seen people making Lentil vada with Toor Dal, Chenna Dal but believe me, vadas made with PEAS DAL tastes the best.
Peas Dal: 4 cups
Curry Leaves: a few sprigs
Dried Red Chilly: 3
Salt: to taste
Oil: for deep frying
Shallots: 100 gm
Green Chillies: 12 (Pls adjust to your tolerance level)
Ginger: 1 inch
Wash and soak the lentils for about 2 hours.
Drain well and coarsely grind it without adding water.
Keep a handful of the soaked and drained dal aside as it is.
Now mix this with curry leaves and the dried red chilly.
Now pulse the shallots, ginger and green chillies once.
Mix everything properly and add salt to taste.
Scoop a small ball and flatten it in your palm as shown in the picture below.
Heat oil and reduce it to medium and drop the flattened balls gently into the oil.
Fry both sides till cooked well and is dark brownish red in colour.
Drain it on an absorbent paper and serve hot with Tea.
Divya Thomas tried this recipe and sent her photo. Well, Iam drooling over her picture... too good, Divya...and thanks a lot for trying it out.