Tuesday, January 10, 2012

PARIPPU VADA / SPLIT PIGEON PEA CROQUETTES...it's time to snack!

Parippu Vada

Back while I was working, every evening we would have some snack sponsored by someone in our office. I used to wait for that time of the day because it always used to be something hot like a Pazhampori/ Ethakkappam/Banana Fritters,Potato Bondas or Parippu Vadas. Babu Chetan was the one who brought us these snacks and Shyja Chechy would bring in the tea. Ah! Those were the days! :-)
Parippu Vada

A few days ago, I was thinking about those tiny parippu vadas I used to have at work. Babu Chetan bought it from a tea stall which is very popular for their parippu vadas. They were really small but very crisp and tasty. There's a widespread talk among people that parippu vada is shaped in armpits! I am sure people were kidding when they told me that but while I was shaping the vadas today, I was smiling over that. Whatever! I shaped them in my palm and made sure they don't look alike as I wanted them to look rustic !
Parippu VadaPARIPPU VADA
My own recipe

Ingredients:
2 c Toor dal, washed and soaked for 2 hours
4 green chilies, chopped fine
5-6 pearl onions/shallots, chopped fine
1 sprig of curry leaves, torn up
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method: Drain the dal completely.Keep aside 1/2 cup of the soaked dal and grind the remaining soaked dal to a coarse paste without adding any water.Add the remaining ingredients and form small patties. Deep fry in hot oil.



It was crisp on the outside and soft inside, a perfect accompaniment for your chai! If you'd like, have a baby banana too, along with these...that's the way a lot of people prefer to eat.

16 Comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and fulfilling vadas.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Parippu vada looks superb...I am sure most Keralites will have a story related with this...either from college canteen, train travel or office..Love the clicks..

Aarthi said...

awesome vada...yum yum

Zareena said...

Yeah, my dad eats parippu vada along with a baby banana..:) Lovely shots. Is the cross stitch you made Ria?

Swapna said...

Now you are tempting me to make this :)... Love that cross stitch tablecloth :)

faseela said...

a perfect tea time snack...luv it

Sarah said...

nice one Ria :)

Priya said...

Feel like munching some,my fav anytime.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I laughed out loud when i read parippu vada made using armpit and i had this flash image you doing to get these perfect vadas :-)
they looks super crunch delicious.
Happy New year to you and Jobin.

Misha said...

ria... thanks a lot... we tried betty mamma's fruit cake. It was the best cake i ever made.. and much much better than boughtout cakes.... my hus said its close to ANNs plum cake...... it was sper hit in my office too...... Its all bcoz of u.... i told everybody to see your blogspot...

divya said...

Yum yum,mouthwatering here, wat a super tempting vadas..

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

beautiful golden, love that crisp texture u have got there. i really hope that armpit thing was a joke hehe

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

looks crispy and beautiful..

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Meeky Muse said...

Its a crime to display or market stale food. This parippuvada is now 11 days old! ;)

Rinku Naveen said...

Parippu vadas are my fav snack with tea. Just love that. But the prob is I can't stop eating it. :)

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