Friday, August 25, 2006

Today has been a rainy day. Right from the time I woke up in the morning, the downpour has been relentless.
What better way to enjoy the rain than with a hot cup of tea and some steaming hot and crunchy parippu vada!!!

What you need:
Tuar dal - 1 cup
Red chillies - 2 or 3
Onion - 1 small
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - for deep frying.

Soak tuar dal in water for 30 - 45 minutes. Drain and grind coarsely along with red chillies. Add as little water as you possibly can while grinding. Do not make the batter very smooth. You may notice some whole dal in the batter. That is only makes the vada tastier and that much more crunchy. Add the minced onion,curry leaves,salt and asafoetida to the batter. Mix well.
Heat oil. Take a little bit of the batter. Flatten with your hand. Fry it in the hot oil until brown and crisp. You can fry 5 or 6 vadas at a time depending on the size of your container. Repeat this until all the batter is used up.


Shammi said...

Oddly enough, I made paruppu vada too, yesterday! :) I use 1 cup chana dal, 1/2 cup tur dal and 1/2 cup urad dal for my vadas, though...

Zi Abraham said...

reminds me of Masum's Thattu-Kada and the all cool University days.....