Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Kadala Parippu Vada/Chickpeas Lentil Vada

There are only few people whose taste buds don't tickle on a bite of this yummy Vada. Its a snack which is prepared with Kadala Parippu/Chickpeas lentil; everybody love to have. During Navaratri, this is prepared in most of the South-Indian homes and is distributed as Prasadam. Preparing this Vadai on Vijayadashami day is a ritual which I must say is very good :P ..as we all may relish and cherish its taste!!!

In this recipe, Onion has been avoided since, its for offering the Godess as Nivedyam. Else, just as an evening snack, addition of Onions take this Vadai to a totally different level!

(To grind to a coarse paste)
Kadala parippu/Channa dal: 1 cup
Red Chilles: 2-3
Jeera/Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida powder- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- Few [I've run out of stock :( :( ]

Rest of the Ingredients:

Green Chillies- 2 (Finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves- Few sprigs

Soak the dal in water for about 2 hours. Grind the dal, Jeera, Red Chillies and Curry leaves to a coarse paste without adding water. Take care that the paste is coarse and not fine. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

Wet you palm with little water and make round shaped Vadai's and drop them gently into hot oil. Fry them well on both sides till golden brown on medium flame. Crispy Kadala Parippu Vada is ready to be served!

Preparation Time: 2 hrs for soaking the dal and 20 minutes for the Vada
Serves: 4 people


  1. great snack vidya,looks tempting..it reminds me My mom she use to make it often..Love it!!

  2. Never made it without onion. I love vada with chai and a banana

  3. Nostalgia: Great combination..I should give it a try as Banana is a surprise element! My husband likes it with Yogurt topping. Thats a different experience, altogether!

    Sangeetha: Thanks for your comments, Sangeetha! Mothers, invariably cook the best food! :) Sure, we should be able to do a good job too!

  4. Thank you monicagupta for your encouraging words!


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