South Indian Masal Vadai/ Paruppu Vadai

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South Indian Masal Vadai/ Paruppu Vadai


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :4 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 4 Hr 30 Min


Serves : 5
  • Split Yellow Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu – 1 cup

  • Sooji / Rawa / Semolina – 1 tblspn

  • Shallots / Sambar Onion or Big Onion – 1/4 cup chopped finely

  • Green Chilli – 4 chopped finely

  • Curry leaves – 1handful chopped

  • Salt -2spn to taste

  • Oil-2 cups for deep frying

  • For grinding: Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1 tblspn

  • Garlic – 6 fat cloves Ginger – 2 inch piece


  • Soak channa dal for 2 to 3 hours. Drain it. Add this to a blender and make into a coarse puree. Don’t make it into a fine paste. You should have whole dal here and there.Take it in a bowl.
  • Grind ginger, garlic and fennel seeds to a rough paste without adding water. Add this to the same dal puree.
  • Add in sooji and salt and mix well.
  • Now add in onions, chilli and curry leaves in this and mix well.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Take a small portion out of this and flatten it.
  • Fry this in hot oil till golden brown. Drain and Serve.