Kara Vadai

Kara Vadai

Kara vadai is a popular snack of Kanyakumari district and Trivandrum . A simple to make crispy evening snack. Its made with urial , raw rice and parboiled rice along with spices and herbs. Sometimes, we feel to bit something spice and crispy in the evening along with a hot tea / coffee. This would be so good when you serve hot. If the kara vadai cools down, then it will be little tough to consume. Also we need a dip like coconut chutney or green coconut chutney to consume this . Since it is made of all pulses it is a protein rich snack. The speciality of this Vada is it tastes so yummy with crispy crust outside and spongy and spicy stuff even without adding onions
Prep Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cup Pattani Paruppu if you dont have this, we can use channa dal
  • 2 Onion chopped
  • 2 Green chili chopped
  • Curry and coriander leave little
  • 2 Dry chili
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 Cloves, cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Funnel seed
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt as per taste


  • In a bowl add Pattani paruppu and soak for 2-3 hours
  • In a mixer add all spices, dry chili and grind coarsely
  • Now add dal and grind Coarsely
  • Now add all other items and mix well
  • Now make small balls and Flat it slightly( refer picture)
  • Now heat oil and deep fry both side in golden brown color
  • Now Drain from oil and serve it . Kara vadai is ready


You can explore this dish Masala Vada
You can also visit Carrot Masala Vada
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