Paruppu Vada


  • Chana dal (Kadalai paruppu)- 1 cup
  • Onion- 1
  • Small onion- 7 to 10
  • Green chili- 2
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Cloves- 2
  • Cinnamon- 1 small piece
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- to fry


  • Soak Chana dal for 2 hours. Cut Onion, Small onion and Green chili. Keep all this aside.
  • Grind Chana dal, Cloves, Cinnamon, Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds and Salt without adding any water.
  • Mix Onion, Small onion,Green chili and Curry leaves with ground items.
  • Take a small amount of mix, flatten it lightly and shape them into round.
  • Drop it carefully into hot oil, turning once in a while, deep fry till golden brown