A few days ago, when I called my parents around tea time in India, they were munching on Parippu Vada. It is one of my favourite snacks from childhood. I took the recipe from my mother and decided to wait till weekend to try it out...For my non-keralite friends, Parippu vada is a snack made with Toor dal. Check out the recipe for more details...
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Green chilly - 2 chopped finely (Don't add if you are serving this to small kids. Instead, adjust the spice level with chilly powder)
Finely chopped ginger -1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp (adjust)
Curry leaves - a few, chopped
Oats - 1 tbsp (optional, but it makes the vada crispier)
Oil to deep fry
1. Soak the toor dal in water for an hour. Drain the water completely and grind it coarsely without adding water in a mixer.
2. Add onion,green chilly, ginger, turmeric and chilly powders, curry leaves,oats and salt to the ground dal and mix well.
3. Shape the mix to make small patties.
4. Heat oil in a pan. Gently drop the vada one by one and deep fry till they are golden.