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Parippu vada (dal vada)

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This is a perfect snack to enjoy on a rainy day with a cup of tea or coffee.


Toor Dal (Arhar Dal) - 1/2 cup
Chana Dal - 1/2 cup
Dhuli urad dal (split black gram skinless) - 1/2 cup
Dry red chilli - 4
Curry leaves - 10 to 14
Ginger (chopped) - 1/2 inch piece
Onion (large, finely chopped) - 1
Green chilli (finely chopped) - 4
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves (chopped) - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Step 1: Wash and soak all the dals for 1 hour. After 1 hour drain the water completely.

Step 2: Grind the dals coarsely along with ginger, curry leaves, dry red chilli and salt. If needed add little water.

Step 3: Put this mixture into a bowl. Now add onion, green chilli, asafoetida and coriander leaves. Mix well.

Step 4: Heat oil in a kadai. Take small portion of the mixture, make a ball and flatten it with your hands in the shape of vadas.

Step 5: Put this in the medium hot oil and cook till both sides are golden brown colour.
Transfer it into a tissue paper to remove the excess oil.

Step 6: Serve it hot with any sauce or chutney of your choice.

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