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Parippu Vada



Parippu Vada is a popular snack from the South Indian state of Kerala. It is a deep-fried snack made from a mixture of chana dal (split Bengal gram), green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, and salt. The coarsely ground dal mixture is shaped into small round balls and then deep-fried until golden brown. Parippu Vada is usually served as an accompaniment to a meal or as a snack. It is also a popular street food in Kerala.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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yellow split peas (parippu)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon

chopped fresh curry leaves

2 tablespoons

chopped fresh coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

chopped onion

2 tablespoons

chopped green chillies

2 tablespoons

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

Soak the yellow split peas in water for at least 4 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the split peas into a coarse paste.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, turmeric powder, chilli powder and asafoetida.

Step 4:

Add the chopped onion, curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chillies and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the ground split peas and salt and mix well.

Step 6:

Take small portions of the mixture and shape into round patties.

Step 7:

Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry the patties until golden brown.

Step 8:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 10143 users have chowed down on Parippu Vada a whopping 19447 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi are the top 5 cities gobbling up Parippu Vada like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Parippu Vada, our users are head over heels in october, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Parippu Vada is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of 30-35 BMI also on board.

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