Saturday, July 20, 2013

Paruppu Vadai / Masala Vadai

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Paruppu Vadai / Masala Vadai

Masala Vada | Paruppu Vadai is a very popular snack dish in South India. It is made with Channa daal/Bengal gram, onion, chilli and some spices. You can serve this masala vada with hot cup of coffee/tea. I love this combo :)

Paruppu Vadai / Masala Vadai

  • 1 cup of Channa dal
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • 1 Finely chopped green chilli
  • 4 Red dry chilli
  • 4 garlic pod
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste


1.Soak the channa dal with enough water for 2-3 hours.

2.Grind the garlic, ginger, red chilli, fennel seeds and set aside.

3.Coarse grind the channa dal without adding water and mix the ginger garlic paste with it.

4.Add onion, chilli,coriander leaves, salt and mix all together.

5.Heat oil in the pan, take small portion from the mixture and make it like flatten round shape.

6.Fry the vadai both sides till it turns golden brown colour.

7.Remove the excess oil by using paper tissue and serve hot.

Paruppu Vadai / Masala Vadai


  1. deliciously done I make it often with mysoor dal

  2. super..nice combo with tea!i will add a pinch of asafoetida but wont use garlic :)))))))

  3. This is one of my favourite dish. Thanks for sharing :)


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