Masala Vada or Parippu Vada or Dhal Vada is a famous street food and a snack in Sri Lanka. Vada is a famous savory fried snack originated in India and also a street food. There are different types of Vada such as Masala Vada, Ulundu or Medu Vada and Keema Vada. From this recipe you will be able to make crispy, spicy and delicious Masala Vada.
Masala Vada or Parippu Vada is mostly made of Chana Dhal or Kadala Parippu. In this recipe, we are going to make them using Masoor Dhal. All the ingredients are so easy to find and always available in your kitchen. These are so crispy and perfect for an evening snack!
- 100 grams Masoor dhal
- 6-7 red onions, thinly sliced
- 2 green chillies, thinly sliced
- bunch of curry leaves, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- oil to deep fry
- Rinse the dhal until the water comes clean.
- Soak the dhal in water for 4-5 minutes.
- Drain and grind the dhal until all are crushed but DO NOT grind until it becomes a paste!
- Add the sliced red onions, green chillies, curry leaves, salt, chilli flakes and cumin seeds.
- Mix all together until well combined.
- Take a spoonful of mixture and make small balls, flatten it to a oval disc shape. The more flatten to ball, the more it will be crispy!
- Heat the oil in a pan add the vadas batch wise.
- Fry until golden brown.
- Serve hot with some chutney or with fried red chillies with sprinkled salt!
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