Paruppu Killu Vadai Recipe, Killu vadai with chana dal
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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Serves: 8 servings
Recipe for killu vadai made with chana dal. Crispy and crunchy vadais made with soaked and ground chana dal mixed with onions and herbs. Perfect for teatime.
  • 1.5 cups chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped mint leaves
  • 5 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely minced
  • 500ml vegetable oil / sunflower oil for deep frying
  1. Soak the chana dal in water for 2 hours.
  2. Drain the dal after 2 hours. Grind the dal with the fennel seeds, cumin seeds and salt.
  3. To the ground batter, add in lots of finely chopped onions, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves, finely chopped green chillies and finely chopped ginger.
  4. Mix well and check for seasoning.
  5. Heat oil in a pan until hot. Take small pieces of the vadai batter and drop it in oil.
  6. Cook the vadai until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
  7. Serve hot.
Recipe by Kannamma Cooks at