Parappu vadai or dal vada

No festive lunch in Tamilnadu is said to be complete without Vadai (vada) and payasam (kheer). Though I never cook an elaborate lunch, I was quite eager to do so for this Diwali. So the lunch menu was of course parappu vadai and pal payasam along with drumstick sambar, tomato rasam, podalangai(snakegourd) kootu, beans poriyal, fried appalams and rice. I was really busy to take a picture of the whole thali this time. But for those who are interested can see a post on Tamil festive lunch here.

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Parappu vadai or dal vada Yum
Course snack
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course snack
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak the dals for atleast 3 hours. Then add the red chillies and grind the soaked dal to a coarse paste without adding water.
  2. Now add the hing, curry leaves and salt and mix well. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  3. On a thick plastic sheet, put a drop of oil. Take a small portion of batter on the platic sheet and flatten it to form a small thick disc. Deep fry them in hot oil till they turn a golden brown.
  4. Serve hot.
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33 thoughts on “Parappu vadai or dal vada”

  1. ya, tell me about it..a vadai and pongal/payasam is a must for all tamil festive occassions..i was soo bogged dowwn by all the sweets i made that i just managed to make some thayir vadai for the evening dinner!

  2. hey the blog looks fresh…the header is cute….congrats…and the headings try them….recipe with step by step is cool….keep it up..

  3. Lovely ones, i liked your fruit pancake also and tried to leave a comment. But it was repeatedly giving me a msg, can’t be done at this time.

  4. Thanks for your comments..@anon- recipe for pachidi is already given in the post…i will do a seperate post for rasam and sambar soon..

  5. @a2z veg cuisine- Thanks for your comment..i have published your comment for the pancakes..sorry for the inconvinience..

  6. Wow!! after reading this menu I remembered ur marriage’s lunch party……How was your Diwali?hmm i guess very busy and so you did’t get time to reply my email….anyway take careGod bless you,Mala

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