Parippu Vada (red Gram/toor Dal Snack)
Parippuvada is a teatime snack very popular in the state of Kerala. It is very nutritious and tasty too.
Parippu (Red gram/ thoor daal) -1 cup
Ginger-1 medium piece
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Aniseed or fennel-1/2 teaspoon
Salt –as you need
Oil –To deep fry
Soak parippu for 2 hours in water.
Roughly grind the soaked parippu. Don’t make it a paste.
Chop the onion, ginger, green chilli and curry leaves.
Then mix it with parippu.
Then add turmeric powder, asafoetida, and crushed aniseed or fennel to parippu and mix it well.
Add salt to this mixture.
Make small balls with this mixture and gently squeeze it with your hand to get the shape of Vada.
Then switch on the gas and add oil in a pan.
When the oil gets heated, fry all the vadas till it reaches a golden brown color.
It goes best with black coffee or black tea.