Sunday, January 9, 2011

Green peas vada (Parippu vada)

Everybody loves this crispy crunchy delicacy with a hot cup of tea/coffee. I am a big fan of such savories. I can munch on them anytime.especially when its too cold and snowing.  I have had them made with channa dal (split chickpeas) or tuvar dal. My mom makes it with a combination of channa dal, tuvar dal and urad dal. But you know these are traditionally made with Vada parippu which is nothing but split peas. My MIL makes these delicious vada with yellow split peas. I thought I will give it a try with the green ones. So here it is. 

Cooking time-10 mins

Green split peas (vada parippu) - 1cup
Shallots - 6 finely chopped
Green chili- 2 finely chopped
Ginger- 2 tbsp finely chopped
Powdered Curry leaves -1tbsp
Asafetida- 1 pinch
Oil to deep fry

Soak split green peas for 4 hours. Drain them half an hour before you plan to grind.  Grind it in a blender without water into a coarse paste. Add chopped shallots, green chilies, ginger, curry leaves powder and salt. Mix well.

Wet your hands, take a small amount of the ground mixture and make a ball. Place in the center of the palm and flatten it slightly. Shape like this until all the mixture is used up.

Pour oil in a skillet and heat on medium heat. Drop a little mixture and test whether the oil is hot enough. If ready the mixture will rise to the top with a sizzling sound surrounded by bubbles. Slowly slide the shaped vada’s into the hot oil and fry on both sides until browned and crisp. As the peas are green, these vada’s look slightly darker than the usual ones. Remove from oil and drain them on a paper towel. Serve these crispy delights with a hot cup of tea.


1. Draining them half an hour before grinding ensures that the dal does not have water in 
2. You can replace shallots with onion but shallots add a nice flavor.
3. If using curry leaves, chop them finely.
4. You could add coriander leaves too.


Sumitha said...

Yummy parippuvada :)

Urmila said...

thanks da

Suja Sugathan said...

Parippu vadayum chayayum kandittu kothiyavunnu :)

Anonymous said...

delicious and yum Indian Snacks

Urmila said...

suja ingottu porooo.... :)

thanks anonymous..

Anaamika said...

i tried this today and it turned out extremely well. was little apprehensive when i soaked the dal whether it would taste different and if my family would like it. It did taste different and it tasted real yummy.

thanx a lot.

Urmila said...

anu, am glad that u and ur family loved it

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