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Tamilnadu Style Paruppu Vadai

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Recipe for south indian Tamilnadu style paruppu vadai recipe. Made with chana dal.

  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x



For Grinding

  • 1 cup (250 ml) Chana Dal
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

Other Ingredients

  • 2 onions, finely choppes
  • 10 stalks coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

For frying

  • 500 ml Oil for deep frying


  1. Soak the chana dal for 2 hours. Drain the dal after 2 hours. Grind the dal with the red chillies, asafoetida and salt. Use about 2-3 tablespoon of water while grinding. Grind the batter to a coarse paste.
  2. To the ground batter, add in lots of finely chopped onions, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves, finely chopped green chillies and cumin seeds.
  3. Mix well and check for seasoning. Form the vadai. Take a small lime size batter in hand and make a ball. Gently flatten it on the hands. Gather the edges to smoothen.
  4. Gently lower the vadais in hot oil and cook the vadai on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
  5. Serve hot!
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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