Parippu Vada - vegan lentil fritters

Parippu Vada

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 10 to 12
Author Syama


  • 1 C Split Chickpeas See notes
  • 1/4 C Onion Chopped
  • 1 - 2 Green/Red Chilies To taste
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Minced
  • A Few Curry Leaves
  • A Pinch Asafoetida Optional
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt To Taste
  • Oil As Needed to Fry


  1. Soak the dal (peas) in plenty of water for at least 1 hour. Drain and coarsely grind in a blender without adding any extra water.
  2. Finely chop the onions, chilies, ginger, and curry leaves. Mix the all the ingredients except the oil together to make the vada mix.
  3. Heat a thick bottomed pan and add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan at least 1/2 inch deep. Make lemon size balls of the vada mix. When the oil seems hot enough take the balls one by one flatten each into a disc and place in the hot oil. Let it cook for a couple minutes until the sides begin to brown. Flip and cook the other side .
  4. Drain and serve.

Recipe Notes