How to make Parappu Vadai-SK Khazana -

South Indian speciality – mixed dals ground with some simple masalas, shaped into dumplings and deep fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Split pigeon peas (tuvar dsl)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Parappu Vadai-SK Khazana

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Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Parappu Vadai-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 cup

  • Split pigeon peas (tuvar dsl) 1/2 cup

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1/2 cup

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 3-4

  • Dried red chillies 6

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Soak Bengal gram, pigeon peas and black gram together for 3-4 hours.

Step 2

Drain and put dals in a grinder jar. Add asafoetida, green chillies and red chillies and grind to a coarse paste. Transfer paste into a bowl.

Step 3

Add onions, coriander leaves, ginger paste, salt and baking powder and mix well.

Step 4

Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into medium sized vadais.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry vadais till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Serve hot with green chutney.

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