Parippu Vada brings back the memories of old days in Kerala when my amma used to entertain me with mouth watering 'palahaarams' and a cup of chaaya in the evening.Paripu vada used to be one of my favourite snacks during childhood.
Me and my hubby being foodies always try out new recipes and enjoy eating out. But being away from home we hadn't got Paripu Vadas to savour in the recent past.So when amma landed here for a visit the first thing that he wanted amma to make was Paripu Vada. Here goes amma's recipe.
1.Kadala Paripu (Chana Dal) - 3/4 cup
2.Sambar Paripu (Toor Dal) - 1/4 cup(optional)
3.Inji (Ginger) - 1 inch piece
4.Veppila (Curry Leaves) - 2 stems
5.Kunjulli (Shallots) - 10-15
6.Green chillies - 3 or 4
7.Salt - to taste
8.Oil - to fry
Step1: Soak the dal in water for 3 hours. Drain well and keep aside for 2 mins. Grind the dal to make a coarse paste. Dont make a smooth paste. Grind for about 2 mins only.
Step2: Chop the ingredients 3 to 6 and add to the dal mix. Mix them well and add salt.
Step3: Now shape the vadas and fry in oil till brown.
PS: 1.Toor dal is optional. You can use 1 cup of chana dal itself instead.
2.Onion can also be used in the place of shallots.But be ready to compromise the taste.