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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Chickpeas vada

Parippu vada is a popular tea-time snack in Kerala.....and can be found in most small local restaurants in the evening. During my hostel days, I have washed down several of these with cups of severely watered down tea. My recipe for parippu vada can be found here.

What I have here is a variation that I tried....and the results of which we enjoyed.
What you need:
Chickpeas - 1 cup, soaked in water for 6-8 hrs
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Carrot - 1, grated
Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped fine
curry leaves - a few, chopped
Green chilli - 2 or 3, minced
Asafoetida - a little
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying

Grind the chick peas without adding any water to a coarse paste.If there are some whole chickpeas even after grinding, it's perfectly fine.
Add all the other ingredients to this and mix well. Alternately, you can also add the other ingredients into the blender and turn it once so it is well mixed.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Shape the chickpea batter into small balls, flatten them between your palms and drop a few of these gently into the oil.
Fry until the vada turns crisp and golden brown....make sure you turn it over a couple of times so that both the sides get cooked well. Also take care to see that you don't overheat the oil 'coz then the inside doesn't get cooked thoroughly.
Remove....drain excess oil using a paper towel and serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

A closer look.......

Check out this and other amazing entries to Waiter There's Something in my Soup at Jeanne's round-up.

18 comments:

Seena said...

This is the wonderful snack I enjoy eating... If you give me I will eat it whole day.. :D

Home said...

Wow...the vadas look delicious!!!Great recipe!
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Siri said...

Chickpeas are my fav and anything with them - esp if its vada.. I am game for it.. Lovely looking cute little vadas Jaya!

Siri

sowmya said...

looks very tasty..nice idea using chickpeas...

ANJALI J. said...

We call this Ambodi in karnataka. is it the same? i love it.

kamala said...

Nice idea using chick peas.Like it

sandhya said...

i love these vadas... your's looks perfect...

Kalai said...

Have heard of this, but not tried it. Looks wonderful! :)

Dhivya said...

nice idea of trying chickpeas:))looks so crispy and tasty

Uma said...

looks delicious. Perfect snack.

Mansi Desai said...

one of my favorites too:)

ranji said...

i have made chick pea patties for making sandwich but never tried making vada!!!nice idea...looks really yummy

DK said...

Chick peas is one staple bean in my kitchen..I make them every so often..I have one in my draft..will come out soon :)

Good one Jay

Sagari said...

chickpeas vadaa yummyyyyyy and nice pic too

srikar's kitchen said...

looks very taste.... great pics....

mitr_bayarea said...

Chickpeas vada super...this is our weekend snack-Thanks!

easycrafts said...

Looks so good...hope u had a blast with it

Jeanne said...

These look so delicious - and I imagine they are also good cold as leftovers the next day! Thanks so much for taking part in WTSIM this month :)