Masala Vadai/ South Indian Paruppu Vadai

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Masala Vadai also known as Paruppu Vadai is a South Indian style street food and one of the most popular spiced snacks. It is made with chana dal and some simple basic ingredients easily available in your kitchen.
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Prep Time1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 6


  • 1 cup Chana Dal
  • 1 tbsp Sooji
  • 1 Onion medium chopped finely
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped finely
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 cup Oil for deep frying
  • 1 Fennel Seeds tblsp
  • 6 cloves Garlic


  • Soak the chana dal and keep aside for atleast 1 hour.
  • Coarsely grind the ginger, garlic and fennel seeds without adding water. Keep aside.
  • Now take the channa dal and blend it coarsely. Please remember not to make it into a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Take small portion of the mixture and make small ball and then flatten it. Continue the same process with the remaining mixture.
  • Drop the Vadas in batches and fry them in medium heat till golden brown.
  • Drain and Serve as it is or with any chutney of your choice.
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