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How to make kerala parippu vada

Parippu Vada | Kerala Lentil Fritters

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Kerala Nadan Parippu Vada is made of lentils and is had as an evening snack with tea.


  • 3/4 cup Chana dal
  • 1/2 cup Toor dal
  • 1012 Shallots
  • 23 Green chilies
  • 34 Dry Red chilies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red chili powder (optional)
  • 23 sprigs of Curry Leaves
  • Coconut oil, to fry
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Soak the lentils for a couple of hours.
  2. Wash and strain and keep aside for another 30 minutes.
  3. Finely chop and combine shallots, green chilies, dry red chilies, ginger, and curry leaves.
  4. Coarsely grind the dal and mix it with the shallot mixture.
  5. Heat oil for frying.
  6. Add salt (and Kashmiri Chili powder) to the dal mixture and combine again.
  7. Take a lemon-sized portion of it and flatten between your palms. Press the sides with your fingers to get the desired shape of Parippu Vada which is slightly bulgy at the center.
  8. Fry in hot oil until golden brown
  9. Remove and serve warm with evening tea.


Season only just before frying. Else the dal mixture will become soggy.

  • Category: Snack/Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Kerala