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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Masala Vada - Masal Vadai Recipe - Paruppu Vadai Recipe

Masala Vada Recipe
Masala Vadai or Parrupu Vadai is my fav so wanted to give a try at home. As I've been used to the shop bought ones, was very skeptical whether I wud succeed in my try. But the recipe proved me wrong, it came out super crispy outside and crunchy inside...making it perfect. Ammas fav too so another reason to give a try :)
Masal Vadai

Masala Vada Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 3 hrs soaking time | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes : around 20
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Channa Dal - 1 cup
Small Onion - 10 or Big onion - 1 big sized (finely chopped)
Rice flour or Rava - 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves - 3 to 4 tbsp finely chopped
Oil - for deep frying
Salt - to taste

To grind:

Fennel Seeds(Sombu) - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Garlic - 5 cloves chopped finely
Ginger - half inch piece

Method:

  1. Wash and soak channa dal for 2 to 3 hrs. Then drain the water completely and keep aside. Grind together the ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a coarse paste.Set aside.
    How to make masal vadai - Step1
  2. Then grind channa dhal to a coarse mixture make sure it should be thick...Few dhal as whole here and there is fine. Then transfer the mixture to a bowl. Add onions, sooji, coriander leaves, salt, garlic fennel paste and mix well.
    How to make masal vadai - Step2
  3. Arrange them in a plate ready to deep fry. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry them till golden brown, turning over both sides. Drain it on a tissue paper.
    How to make masal vadai - Step4
  4. Do not add water, it will look crumbly but will get together easily. Make equal lemon sized small balls out of the mixture, and pat them on your palm to form a circle to medium thickness.
    How to make masal vadai - Step3
Hope you are all set for the festive mood. I am all set to prepare/try new sweets this time. So stay tuned to check the festive specials for this diwali.

Masal Vadai - Paruppu Vadai Recipe

My Notes:

  • The method is very easy, the only thing to note down is the consistency and texture of the batter. It should very thick and in coarse form.Sprinkle little water while grinding ONLY if its too dry.
  • I usually add small onions as it gives nice taste to the vadas, You can alternatively use big onions too.
  • Rice flour is added to give nice crispness to the vadas. If your batter becomes runny also, this rice flour comes to our rescue, so add in more than the above mentioned quantity incase your batter is very runny. Rava/Sooji also gives a good amount of crispiness so use either rice flour or rava.
Masal Vadai Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

66 comments:

  1. The vadas looks very tempting. loved the snaps :)

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  2. Hi Sharmi,

    The paruppu vadais look yummy...Ennakku romba piditha snacks...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  3. They look just too perfect :) yummy yummy.. I just had it a week back.. but still feeling so tempted to have it :)

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  4. Yummy vada's...love to have it wid cup of coffee...nice n crispy ones dear

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  5. My ever time fav snack.Yummyyy parippu vadas.

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  6. Delicious looking vadai, love to snack this any time.

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  7. Crispy and fave tea time snack. Lovely clicks.

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  8. First time to your blog sharmi,you have a neat space with fab dishes.Following you. Parupu vadai is perfect,cannot imagine its combo with payasam hmmm .Nice pictures .

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  9. You are making me drool lady!.they look scrumptious!

    US Masala

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  10. they looks sooo tempting ...its raining here ,all i want is cup of tea with these delicious vadas ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  11. Masala vadas looks too tempting, crispy and yummy

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  12. I add cloves to vadas, but never cinnamon will try next time, crispy tempting vadas..

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  13. how wonderful they look, wish i could grab few of those!

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  14. Me too, just a cup of tea and some vadais..My fav fav...

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  15. beautiful vadai, our family's fav too

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  16. Thanks for stopping by dear. These vadas looks so yummy .I just need a cup of tea to devour them :)

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  17. All time fav one.. and ur pictures are now making me drool ..asusual great treat for our eyes.

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  18. The masal vadai looks delicious. It is one of my fav snacks and for once I would not have a problem deep frying which I hate doing most of the times.

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  19. Looks finger licking good ....... puuuuurrrfeeeeect for a rainy eve !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  20. Perfectly browned and crispy..love it.

    Aaha Oho

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  21. I don't know anybody who can resist this super aromatic fried delicacy. Certainly a must in the festive meal, with some of them dunked in rasam, yumm!!

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  22. Crispy and delicious vadas..Looks perfect!! Great pics as usual..

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  23. parrupu vadai with masala tea ,my fav combo. adding rava to vadai,is a nice idea and surely it will make it crisp.try this when i make next time.nice clicks

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  24. Pictures are Tempting to pick one. Nice arrangements! Nice idea of addings rava/rice flour.

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  25. My favorite is ulundhu vadai but these crispy beauties are a close second :)

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  26. Parrupu vadai looks so delicious,awesome snack with hot drink...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  27. yummyy look crunchy delicious! i love these but we call them piyaju and make them with masur dal =) cultures bring us so much variety of the same food!

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  28. Crispy and crunchy...these do look perfect! YUM!

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  29. Looks so perfect!mouthwatering picture!

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  30. Superb click. i wish to have some rite now. boookmarked urs :)

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  31. Hey, very very delicious vadas. Tried today.. and to my surprise the end product had the typical aroma and taste, crispy outside and soft inside!
    I had trouble grinding it.. it was like too coarse, may be prob with mixy and I added rava as it was not binding together. Luckily everything went fine.. thank you so much for the recipe... you wont believe if I say that only 3 vadas remained at the end of the day. :)

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  32. hi sharmi, lovely blog with lipsmacking recipes n nice clicks too. pl do visit mine when u find time:)

    cheers:)
    shalini

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  33. @Nimi : Thanks for trying this so soon and letting me knw, You actually made my day as the first thing I saw 2day mrg was ur comment :)

    U soaked the dal right?! so it shouldnt be a pblm in grinding.......But glad that u all liked it!

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  34. Lovely, this is what people like me want, step wise to see how exactly it goes to become that crispy vada... thank you so much for updating.
    It really means a lot!

    And abt the previous grinding prob, I used the wrong mixer :)...

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  35. Hi Sharmi, I am first time here. Its appealing. Love to read your blog and want to try all the bread recipes. I am bread lover too... Happy Blogging!!!

    -Priya-

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  36. yummy yum! can also be tried with pattani paruppu (broken yellow peas) instead of channa dal...comes out very well with crispy crust and soft inside...

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  37. hi there!!!

    Each and every tym i search for receipes its your page that attracts me more and encourages to cook....as a beginner i feel very comfortable in going thru ur receipes...going to try this for pangal......Pongal Nalvalthukkal to u too...

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  38. hi there!!!

    Each and every tym i search for receipes its ur page that encourageous me to cook...i have tried out many dishes of urs and i feel very comfortable with ur receipe guide...this pongal going to try this vada and pongal....PONGAL NALVALTHUKAL to u too..

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  39. How do you grind it coarsely in a blender? In my NY kitchen I only have a blender, and haven't had much success with grinding dals for vadas...any tips?

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    1. Just use the whip option and dont grind it continuously just on and off for few times and you will get a coarse mixture. Hope this helps!

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  40. I admire ur passion for cooking.........ur recepes looks easy to cook and very authentic....once i visited ur blog accidenlty but these days iam a regular visitor.....the way ur display the dishes are fabulous....keep going......

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  41. Hey, I tried this today and everyone at home loved it. Especially my mother-in-law. This Is her fav Snack as er live in US We dont get these things often from out. I was littlr skeptical brfore trying this. Can't believe as its my first time that I had made. Thanks to you.
    Been following you in this site . Neat presentation and nevertheless to say your passion for cooking.

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  42. I admire ur passion for cooking.........ur recepes looks easy to cook and very authentic....once i visited ur blog accidenlty but these days iam a regular visitor.....the way ur display the dishes are fabulous....keep going......:):)

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  43. i tried this and dey turned out perfect

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    check this out
    https://www.facebook.com/bombayhouse

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  45. Followed your recipe & made excellent Vadas today. Truly restarunt like -crispy & tasty. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Hi Sharmi,

    This is one of my favourite dishes. I tried your recipe and turned out perfect. :) Thanks..keep up the gr8 work.

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  47. Can we make the vadas keep it in the fridge n fry it later

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    1. Yes you can keep it in the fridge and fry it later...

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  48. thanks for the receipe finally i got a good texture of vada

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  49. Thanks for the receipe, finally i got the texture of the vada which i was searching

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  50. Looks very good! Nice step by step pictures! Will try this soon!

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  51. Hi. Looks really really good! Nice step by step pictures! Thanks.

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  52. Tried these beautiful vadas. Will post tomorrow with a link back to your page.
    Thanks for sharing

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  53. I love that you have presented the Vadais in the newspaper ! Just like we get from the shops ! Thanks ,all of your recipes are a super hit in my home .

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  54. Hi,
    Yummy vadai. Nice photography. I like to know when to add the ingredients which are given under " for mixing" section?

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    1. That was a typo...have corrected it now

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  55. It was perfect. Serving it in the US where we hardly see Paruppu vadai, it was a hit among my church members. Thanks for sharing the recipe.









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  56. Akka,
    Nobody can make a recipe as simple as you do.
    Its easy and inspiring to treat our taste buds.
    Amma used to add murungai keerai to this. Its tastes good. Also kids who dont eat proper greens can get little benefits if added in vadai.

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  57. Hi sharmi,I tried out already and again going to do tomorrow.I have become big fan of ur blog.

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