Ingredients (Makes about 20 – 25 vadas)
- Vada thumara / vada parippu / yellow split peas / peas dal – 2 cups (You can use chana dal or toor dal instead)
- Shallots – 6 – 8, chopped
- Ginger – 1/2 inch, finely chopped
- Dry red chilies – 6 – 7, cut into thin rounds
- Curry leaves – 6 – 8, chopped
- Hing / asafoetida – 2 pinches
- Salt – To taste
- Oil – To deep fry
Soak the vada thumara or vada parippu in enough water for at least 3 – 4 hrs. Drain well. Keep aside 2 – 3 tbsp of this soaked dal. Crush the remaining vada parippu in the small jar of a blender or food processor in 2 – 3 batches, without adding any water, to a coarse mixture (you should be able to shape it into a vada without it crumbling/forming cracks). Combine it with the 2 – 3 tbsp vada parippu (that had been kept aside), chopped pearl shallots, ginger, dry red chillies, hing and curry leaves. Crush the whole mixture using your hands (nannayi njeruduka). Add salt, just before frying the vasa. Make lime 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 on medium heat. Flip them in between. Serve hot as is or with ketchup or any chutney.
You can add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (perum jeerakam) if you wish. Crush it slightly and add to the dough.
Looks mouthwatering… feel like having some 🙂
Love it a lot….:)
Nothing can beat this on a cold day 🙂 looks yummm.. love the pics 🙂
Looks so so delicioua and absolutely yumm yumm.. beautiful golden color tempting me..
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Crispy n perfect vadas
Yummy vadas…A great snack…:)
wanna bite now with my hot masala CHAI..
nice presenation dear..
They look so perfect and colourful click!
Crispy vadas tempts me a lot, feel like munching some..
whts the other name for vada parippu,..
looks so yum,…;-)
looks perfect and crispy dear 🙂
awesome recipe and so perfectly made.
mmmm, i love vadai….good for afternoon snack!
whoa, they really look like fantastic n so crispy!!
Perfect crispy and yummy vadas..perfect tea time snack
Adipoli!! chayekyu best accompaniment.
they look super tempting!! awesome!
Adipoli vada, evide vadaparippu kittumo
Perfect vadas,bookmarked for a cold evening :).
Perfect and delicious vadas for winter.
The Masala Vada looks amazing and delicious.
Ente fav..anytime anyday any number…Adipoli picture tto…
What an awesome and crispy looking vadas. Great presentation.
adipoli ayittundu….perfect ayittu fry aayi…
Thank You All 🙂
Sorry for the late reply..The other name for vada parippu is yellow split peas.