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Masala Vadai/ South Indian Paruppu Vadai

4 from 1 vote

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.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBreakfast, Brunch, Snacks
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 6


  • Chana Dal - 1 cup
  • Sooji - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped finely
  • Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep frying - 1 cup
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tblsp
  • Garlic - 6 cloves


  • 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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Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

A foodie and a passionate cook. Loves everything about food. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and develop new recipes.

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