Nadan Parippu Vada


Nadan Parippu Vada

Nadan Parippu Vada is a tasty mouthwatering traditional styled snack cherished greatly during evenings with a cup of hot chai. These crunchy vadas ignite a nostalgic experience and memory. This is a typical South Indian snack that is available almost everywhere, in restaurants, road side stalls, thattukadas. Hot, crispy and crunchy on the inside, this is one of the favorite snacks among Malayalee community. Dal is ground to a coarse batter without adding water, blended with spicy ingredients, shaped into patties and deep fried in hot boiling oil. Nadan Parippu Vada is one of the easiest and tastiest of snacks that you can easily prepare at home. This age old traditional snack still keeps on repeating in modern age too and the charm is still not lost. The snack is protein rich and nutritious. Both kids and elders love the snack. You can explore a well detailed recipe here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 cup Chana dal Kadala parippu
  • 2 nos Onion chopped
  • 4 nos Dry chillies chopped
  • 3 nos Green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp Feneel seeds Perumjeerakam(crushed)
  • Coriander leaves Few(chopped)
  • Curry leaves Few(chopped)
  • Salt As reqd


  • For preparing the delicious snack, first soak dal in water for 5 hours.
  • Just give a pulse in blender. Do not add water in it.
  • Pour dal into a vessel. Add onion, dry chillies, green chilies, fennel seeds, curry leaves, coriander and salt. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in pan(enough to dip the vada and fry).
  • Wet hands and make balls out of mixture. Slightly press with hands and fry it in oil.
  • It should turn dark color.
  • The traditional snack dish is ready.


You can visit this link Parippu Cheera Vada. You can also visit this link Banana Flower Vada
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    alina February 1, 2013

    This is exactly what we used to have in thattukada – delicious. Perumjeerakam made all the difference.

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