Thursday, July 2, 2015

Parippu Vada/Lentil Fritters

Ingredients

Split Bengal gram/ Kadala parippu - 2 cups
Onion - 1 cup, finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch, finely chopped
Green chilli - 2-3, finely chopped
Curry leaves - 1 strand, finely chopped
Fennel seeds/ Perum jeerakam - 1/4 tsp
Asafetida/ Hing - 1 pinch
Salt - according to taste
Oil - for deep frying

Preparation

  1. Soak Bengal gram in water for 2 hours. Drain water completely before grinding.
  2. In a blender, add the soaked Bengal gram and grind for few seconds. Do not make a paste. Just crush the Bengal gram completely.
  3. Add chopped onions, ginger, chillies, curry leaves, fennel seeds, asafetida and salt to the bengal gram. Mix well.
  4. Make small balls and gently press it to flatten the vada.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai/pan. Keep the flame in low-medium flame. Once the oil is really hot, put vada in oil and deep fry till its golden brown.
  6. Serve it hot with tea or coffee.