Monday, July 30, 2007

Parippu Vada




Parippu Vada is known to each and every person in South India, especially in Kerala. In the evenings, "Parippuvadayum chayayum" which means Parippu Vada and Tea makes such a satisfying evening snack. People just crowd on the road-side shops, after their hard work be it in office or under the sun to refresh with a cup of tea in one hand and parippu vada in another :) ...Love preparing this for my husband who also likes it a lot!

Ingredients:

Thuvar dal - 1 cup
Onion - chopped very finely - 1/2 cup
Green chilli minced - 3-4 green chillies
Curry leaves chopped finely - 4-6 leaves
salt
water for grinding (very little if your mixie does not co-operate or null)
oil for deep frying

Method:

Soak Thuvar dal in water for atleast 4-5 hours
Drain the water and grind it to a fine paste , thick enough to make small lemon sized balls.
Mix the rest of the ingredients .
Keep a small container filled with water. This is for dipping your palms in water which helps to make the balls , else it makes it very difficult to make the ball as the dal would keep sticking on your fingers. This is very important.
Make small balls out of the dal mixture and deep fry in hot oil until a little darker than golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce, mint chutney, along with hot tea/coffee !

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