Parippu Vada/ Daal Fritters ( South Indian tea-time Snack)

Parippu Vada/ Dal Fritters is a simple, tasty, spicy, and crunchy South Indian tea-time Snack. A perfect classic snack for a Malayalee/Keralite From their childhood. From my own experience parippu vada used to be one of my favorite snacks as well as huger relief finger food from childhood. Because in Kerala, it is an easily available snack for school, college, office, and hospital canteens like pazhampori. Also very easy to get a hot and spicy snack from a street stall/roadside tea shop as well as a five-star restaurant 🙂

parippuvada is a form of fritter made with lentils such as chana dal (Bengal Gram or split chickpea), peas lentil, Toor daal (split pigeon Peas), etc. These lentils are first soaked for a few hours, then ground coarsely, then mixed with finely chopped onion, ginger, green chili, red chili, curry leaves, and aromatic spices like hing (asafoetida), etc.

It is easy to make tea time snack (naalu manni palaharam) recipe. Good combo with any chutney or sauce. For Keralites/Malayalees, the BEST combo is spicy parippu vada, sweet pazham (ripe banana), and hot tea 🙂 try this simple recipe and enjoy as you like 🙂

Recipe Type:
Easy South Indian Snack
Cooking and Preparation Time :
30-45 minutes
Serve to :
3 to 4

Ingredients for Parippu Vada

  • Chana Dal/Peas Dal/ Vada Parippu
  • 1 cup
  • Onion
  • 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Ginger
  • 1 inch (finely chopped)
  • Dry Chilly
  • 1 or 2 (chopped)
  • Green Chilly
  • 1 or 2 (chopped finely)
  • Curry Leaves
  • 1 sprig (chopped)
  • Red chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (Optional)
  • Hing(kayapodi)
  • 2 pinches

How to make Parippu Vada/ Daal Fritters ( South Indian tea-time Snack)

1, Wash and clean 1 cup chana daal a couple of times soak next 2-4 hours.
2. Drain the soaked daal very well without water,
3. Place soaked daal in a mixer grinder (small jar). Grind (without water) and make a coarse form.
4. Place coarsely ground daal in a big mixing bowl, add salt to taste, 1/4 tsp red chili powder (Optional), 2pinches hing powder, mix well. keep aside.
5. In another bowl, place chopped onion, ginger, green chili, red chili, curry leaves, etc., crush the vegetables together and combaine well with your hand.
6. Add the onion mixture to the ground daal, combine and mix well. check the taste, add salt if needed. Cover and keep aside the next 15 minutes.
7. `Heat oil for deep frying, take a small portion of dal mixture in your wet hand, make a small ball, shape and flatten them with your palms. ( CHECK MY VIDEO)
8. Reduce the heat to medium, slid the vada carefully to the hot oil.
9. Fry them until both sides look golden brown.
10. Serve hot with tea or coffee, enjoy 🙂

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