Thursday, March 12, 2015

Aama Vadai | Paruppu vadai

Aama Vadai/paruppu vadai  is one of my favorite vadai from childhood. I prefer masala vada over medhu vadai , because of its crunchiness . To me, my mom makes best paruppu vadai. Amma makes this vadai in a jiffy. When i started to make this vadai, it didn't turned out as good as my mom's. For a while, every time, when i make this vadai, i would call my mom and confirm the ingredients and procedure. After many attempts, finally understood the knack of the recipe. To grind the mixture into coarse and cook in slow flame, are the secret to crispy and tasty masala vadai. 

Aama Vadai/Paruppu Vadai

Preparation Time : 2 hrs | Cooking Time : 20 minsMakes : 8 to 10  
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Aama Vadai, Masala Vadai, Paruppu Vadai, Vadai, Evening Snacks, Savory Snack,Kara Vadai,chana dal vadai, vada recipe Aama Vadai, a crunchy, delicious deep fried savory snack made from chana dal and other spices.
Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Red Chili - 3 nos
Garlic - 4 pods
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Fennel seed - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste (3/4 tsp approx)
Onion -1 (medium)
Curry leaves - few
Oil for deep frying
Soak Channa dal for 1.5 - 2 hrs. In a mixie , first grind red chili,garlic, ginger and fennel seed into coarse. Then add soaked dal along with salt and grind into coarse paste.
Cut the onions into small pieces , roughly tear the curry leaves and add the both into channa dal paste. Heat oil in a deep pan for deep frying. Apply water in the hand and make lemon  sized balls from the mixture and gently press it like patties.
Slowly slide it in hot oil , do the same for remaining mixture. Dont crowd the pan, keep the flame in medium and cook it slowly. Flip the vadas on both side frequently, till both side became brown.

Drain the oil and put it in paper towel.
Crispy Aama vadai/ Paruppu Vadai is ready .Serve it with hot coffee/tea.   
  • Cook the vadas in medium flame, so that you will get crispy texture.
  • Grind the mixture into coarse,even you can keep 2 tbsp soaked dal aside and add it into mixture for extra crispy texture.
  • Add curry leaves generously, it gives super flavor to the vada.
  • Dont add water while grinding.

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