Parippu Vada


Parippu Vada is a tasty traditional styled South Indian snack prepared with ground dals and deep fried in hot boiling oil to a crispy golden brown color. Parippu Vada with Poovam Pazham is an age old traditional favorite that still keeps on repeating itself in modern times too. Hot and crispy Parippu Vada makes the best of a healthy evening snack that all Malayalees relish. Whenever my feet touches Indian soil, my heart turns nostalgic with longing for my favorite Parippu Vada. You should savor the snack hot and crisp otherwise you lose the flavor. Soak the dals separately in water and grind to a smooth thick batter. Make sure that the batter does not become watery. Add chopped onions, curry leaves and other ingredients to the batter and mix well. Pluck small scoops from the batter and fry in hot boiling oil until done and crisp.

You can describe Parippu Vada in three simple words – spicy, yummy and crunchy. This is the perfect and most popular evening snack for a typical Malayali. You find its presence in the humble tattukadas to the sophisticated hi-fi restaurants. Its presence is felt everywhere. The saying is true that liking of Parippu Vada runs through a Malayali’s blood. Locals find it economical and among the well to do its a craze. Chayayum parippu vadayum is the answer if you ask someone what is for tea? This is that snack widely available in trains along with Pazham Pori. Dals are rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. Gluten free and vegan these make one of the best nutrition oriented snacks available. You can discover a well detailed Parippu Vada recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the Parippu Vada snack with your family. Have a nice day.


Parippu Vada Easy And Yummy

Parippu Vada

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people


  • 1/2 cup Red gram dal Thuvara parippu
  • 1/2 cup Bengal gram dal Kadala parippu
  • Curry leaves chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup Shallots chopped finely, Kunjulli
  • 2 nos Green chillies chopped finely
  • 1" piece Ginger chopped finely
  • 1/4 tsp Chilly powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • Oil For frying


  • For preparing the tasty and nutritious snack, first soak the dals in water for at least 2 hrs.
  • Grind these together to make a thick paste. Do not add water while grinding.
  • Add onions, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger, chilly powder, salt and mix well.
  • Wet your hands and make balls of the mix and make patties.
  • Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown in colour. Serve hot. The crispy and crunchy vadas are ready.


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