Parippu Vada

Parippu Vada



Ingredients (Makes about 20 – 25 vadas)

  1. Vada thumara / vada parippu / yellow split peas – 2 cups
  2. Pearl onions – 6 – 8, chopped
  3. Ginger – 2 inch, finely chopped
  4. Dry red chillies – 6 – 7, sliced to thin rounds
  5. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  6. Hing / asafoetida – 2 pinches
  7. Salt – To taste
  8. Oil – To deep fry


Soak the vada thumara or vada parippu in enough water for at least 3 hrs. Drain well. Keep aside 2 – 3 tbsp of this soaked dal. Crush the remaining vada parippu in a mixer or food processor in 1 – 2 batches, without adding any water, to a coarse mixture. Combine it with  the 2 – 3 tbsp vada parippu (that had been kept aside), chopped pearl onions, ginger,  dry red chillies, hing, salt and curry leaves. Crush the whole mixture using your hands (nannayi njeruduka). Make small lemon sized balls from this mixture and flatten them with your palms, like a vada.  Deep fry in oil until brown on both sides, about 10 minutes. Serve hot with ketchup or any chutney.


Crushed vada parippu mixture with the other ingredientsalt



You can add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (perum jeerakam) if you wish. Crush it along with the other ingredients.


  1. Looks mouthwatering… feel like having some :)

  2. Love it a lot….:)

  3. Nothing can beat this on a cold day :) looks yummm.. love the pics :)

  4. Looks so so delicioua and absolutely yumm yumm.. beautiful golden color tempting me..

  5. കൂട്ട് വെട്ടി :(

  6. Crispy n perfect vadas

  7. Hey,

    Yummy vadas…A great snack…:)


  8. wanna bite now with my hot masala CHAI..
    nice presenation dear..
    Tasty appetite

  9. They look so perfect and colourful click!

  10. Crispy vadas tempts me a lot, feel like munching some..

  11. whts the other name for vada parippu,..
    looks so yum,…;-)

  12. looks perfect and crispy dear :)

  13. awesome recipe and so perfectly made.

  14. mmmm, i love vadai….good for afternoon snack!

  15. whoa, they really look like fantastic n so crispy!!

    US Masala

  16. Perfect crispy and yummy vadas..perfect tea time snack

  17. Adipoli!! chayekyu best accompaniment.

  18. they look super tempting!! awesome!

  19. Adipoli vada, evide vadaparippu kittumo

  20. Perfect vadas,bookmarked for a cold evening :).

  21. Perfect and delicious vadas for winter.

  22. Anonymous says:

    The Masala Vada looks amazing and delicious.

  23. Ente fav..anytime anyday any number…Adipoli picture tto…

  24. What an awesome and crispy looking vadas. Great presentation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  25. adipoli ayittundu….perfect ayittu fry aayi…

  26. Thank You All :)

    @ notyet100,

    Sorry for the late reply..The other name for vada parippu is yellow split peas.

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