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Paruppu Vadai



Paruppu Vadai is a popular South Indian snack made with lentils and spices. It is a deep-fried snack. The main ingredients are split yellow lentils, chana dal, and urad dal, which are soaked and then ground into a paste. The paste is then mixed with spices and herbs, shaped into small discs, and deep-fried until golden brown. Paruppu Vadai is usually served with chutney or sambar.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chana dal

1 cup

urad dal

1/2 cup

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

black pepper

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

ginger garlic paste

1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped



1 teaspoon

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

Soak the chana dal and urad dal in water for at least 2 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the dals into a coarse paste.

Step 3:

Add the cumin seeds, black pepper, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, onion, green chillies and salt to the paste and mix well.

Step 4:

Heat oil in a deep pan.

Step 5:

Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a flat disc.

Step 6:

Carefully slide the disc into the hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.

Step 7:

Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

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! 15115 users have chowed down on Paruppu Vadai a whopping 29565 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Paruppu Vadai, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in february.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Paruppu Vadai is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of 20-25 BMI also on board.

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