Sunday, November 21, 2010

Parippu Vada/ Masala vada (Serves 6)

Parippu vada

The best parippu vadas we tasted are those from Shornaur railway station (a small naturally blessed town in Central Kerala) . During my college days at Coimbatore, I used to travel through Shornaur (even though I didn’t have to) to my hometown just to eat those crispy vadas. Parippu vadas are also the sole food of communist intellectuals of Kerala, as hilariously highlighted in the Malayalam movie “Sandhesham”, I am sure every Keralite, who reads this can relate to this movie clip..Smile. Today I am sharing you the recipe for the same, but instead of using yellow split peas (dal) alone, I have used equal proportion of both yellow and green peas (dal). Parippu vada was and is still one of our favorite snacks and I make sure we get to munch on them at least once or twice every month Smile

Green split peas ½ cup
Yellow split peas ½ cup
Shallots 2-3 nos, roughly chopped
Ginger a small piece
Dry red chilly 2-3 nos
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Asafetida a pinch
Salt as needed
Oil for frying

Masala vada

Preparation

Wash both the peas well and soak for at least 4 hours. Drain the peas completely and reserve 2-3 TBSP whole peas in a bowl. Coarsely grind (pulse for a few times) the rest of the peas along with shallots, ginger, curry leaves and dry red chilly. THE BATTER SHOULD NOT BE A SMOOTH PASTE. Now add the whole peas, salt and asafetida. Mix well and make lemon size balls and set aside.

Heat oil for frying in a pan. When hot enough, flatten each ball and deep fry until crisp and brown turning the vadas occasionally. Make sure not to over crowd the oil while frying.

Peas parippu vada

Cheers!!!
Suji

48 comments :

  1. Wow crispy and perfect looking vadas, luv them :)

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  2. kandittu kothi akunnu prsentation nannayittundu

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  3. Hi,

    Those vadas look perfect...Love vadas anytime...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  4. Adding green peas to the usual paruppu vada sounds very tempting..

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  5. Ur vadais are very tempting .......cute combination of yellow and green dals

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  6. that is a super vada...the addition of green peas has given a nice look....can't stop craving for some....yummy!!

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  7. wow.. vadas look super yummy...BTW my uncle's house is in shornur...

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  8. adding peas to vadas is make it innovative dish very tempting pic are marvellous

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  9. Loving the colors, nice evening snack for this weather...Creative thot of adding peas i must say

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  10. parippu vadayum chayayum..on this cold autumn day..bliss :)

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  11. Vadas look crispy and delicious Suji,will go so well with my coconut rice.Beautiful clicks.

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  12. Adipoli parippu vada. Chaya koode undu ennal mathi.

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  13. great crunchy snack. i m hungry now:)

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  14. Just need a hot cuppa with this excellent vada!

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  15. The vadas r calling me Suji...wud certainly try it with green peas as well......love vadas with small yellow bananas and filter coffee...i m tired 2 day...wish somebody made dis for me......presentation is just fab dear...love ur ideas.
    Biny

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  16. Dare I say this is so far the most visual blog I have visited,I am aware that you became a follower to my blog much before I was aware of your blog,but I was waiting for the right time to Visit kairali Sisters and boy am I glad I did that....i loved the page which has all the pictures from your previous recipes,I have enjoyed every single picture,it is done very artistically and also the food which looks and sounds so authentic.I have added myself to your list of followers and will keep coming back for more:) these vadas are looking so crisp and scrummy I can't wait to pop one in my mouth..mmm..mmm

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  17. beautiful pic!!!perfect evening snack!!

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  18. its raining outside and i am soo drooling over your pics!

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  19. njan enu ethu undakiyathe ullu...it was snowing today and was feeling like eating parippu vada and chaya.... epo blog check cheythapo u have it on ur blog as well :-) the best thing to have on a snowy winter evening!

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  20. Absolutely delicious n addictive..love these anytime!


    US Masala

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  21. Its a wonderful idea to mix the two daals ..... the clicks are awesome. Perfect crisp n spicy vadas for a rainy day :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  22. My all time fav, use of split pea is new to me. Mom uses chana dal.

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  23. Lovely pictures, the vade look crispy and delicious.

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  24. I can hear the crunch out here.... and wow.. these masala wada's must b stealing the show out thr...

    Sandhya#s Kitchen

    Cheers
    Sandhya

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  25. wow nice pics of Masala Vada looks very tempting.

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  26. Parippu vada is my favorite and you have made it so beautifully..Feel like grabbing from the pictures!!Great Job..

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  27. green peas kondulla vada kollamallo..adipoli..

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  28. perfect and crunchy. Well stacked

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  29. Perfect looking vadas..kandittu kothiyavunnu.

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  30. N's fav!!!! lovely click...oh gal y do u remind me of sandesham...i am gonna watch it again :)

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  31. Adding green peas is a nice twist :-) njan innale vaikittu nalu mani kappikku parippuvada aanuundakkiyathu..but yours look much more pretty :-)

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  32. Wow my fav one and they looks absolutely tempting and perfect.. wish to have them in this cold whether... yummy !!!

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  33. A great snack for all occasions. Love them.

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  34. Crispy and tasty parippu vadas..Adipoli presentation ketto..

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  35. endu bhangiya kanan.ethrem nalla parippuvada ithuvare kandittilla.pls orennam enikku tharumo?

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  36. My favorite !! Can't stop with 1 or 2
    http://www.padhuskitchen.com

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  37. umm lovely..a winter evening, some hot tea and these vadas..ideal combination :)

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  38. Adipoli!!! Your post brings back my childhood memories..Ente velliachan shornaur stationmashu ayrinnu, ella vacationum njangal avide pokkummayirunnu...still i remember getting these vada from station most of the days. Those were the days!!

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  40. ayyoo..kothipikunnee..ente fav anu parippu vada.pic kandittu eduthu thinnan thonunu.kidilan ayitundu!

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  41. wow... i too agree with u on the shornur parippu vada taste... also love the addition of green colour dals....

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  42. wwooo!!!.. this is one of my fav!! and I love to have woth tea and banana!!! esp in raining seson..hmmmmm :) :)

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  43. looks great..Been having lots of parippu vada and poovan pazham as we are going caroling this Christmas season in Philly

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