Parippu Vada | Dal Vada | Masala Vada


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Parippu Vada | Dal Vada | Masala Vada

Parippu Vada | Dal Vada | Masala Vada

Parippu Vada is a delicious tea time snack prepared from soaked lentils. Parippu Vada is a very common snack in South Indian Cuisine and people are generally addictive. Also termed Dal Vada, the snack goes perfectly fine with chutney. Soaked lentils are ground to a coarse batter, mixed with herbs and fried after shaping into patties. Dal Vada is one of the easiest snacks that can be prepared at home. Kids and elders love the simple nutritious snack. Also termed Masala Vada, the snack is rich in vital nutrients required for body. Its crispy on the outside and a bit soft on the inside. Masala Vada should be served hot with a cup of piping hot tea. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the delicious snack, wash and soak dal separately for four hours.
  • Drain the dals in a colandar for 1 hour. There should be hardly any water left on the dal. If the dal is too wet, the vada will break apart.
  • Pat the dal dry with a paper towel.
  • With a food processor, the grinding will be easy. Grind the dals separately and make a paste.
  • In the last portion of your grinding (if you have a food processor), add the onions, ginger and curry leaves, so they get minced further.
  • Mix well the whole mixture.
  • Add asoefetida powder, salt and powdered red pepper for taste.
  • Shape into patties and deep fry till the snack become golden brown.
  • :- The tasty tea time snack is ready.
  • :- Serve the dish with coconut chutney.


You can visit this link Uzhunnu Vada. You can also visit this link Kerala Chicken Cutlet
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Response (26)
  1. S
    Smitha November 22, 2007

    Hi Friend,
    For Parippuvada FYI, we use Bengal Gram ( Kadalaparippu) instead of Red Gram (Thovaraparippu)

  2. b
    blabla August 22, 2005

    shud add 2 green chillies chopped,few mint leaves chopped and 1/4 tsp of garam masala powder to this…it will b gr8 if u add these

  3. j
    jaanam June 26, 2004

    hi,someone pls tell me what is this masoor dal?

  4. r
    reeny February 13, 2006

    Please avoide masoor dal.

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