Paruppu Vadai / Chana Dal Fritter is a famous South Indian Tea time snack. Here I show you to make these in a healthy version using Dash Compact Air Fryer.
Keyword: Chana Dal Fritters, Fritters, Paruppu Vada, Snack, Tea time
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Coriander Leaves/ CilantroAs required
To Grind Coarsely
1/2CupChana Dal/ Kadal ParuppuSoaked for 1 -2 Hrs
Grind all the ingredients under 'To grind' coarsely without and water. Few Dals can be visible.
Remove it to a bowl.
Add other ingredients except oil to the ground dal.
Mix it with your hands. Take a small lime sized portion and flatten it slightly in your palm. Transfer it to the plate.
Repeat with the remaining dal mixture. Brush all the vadas with oil.
Set the air fryer for 400 Deg F. Pre heat for 2 minutes.
Arrange the vadas in the air fryer basket. Do not crowd the basket. Leave little space between the vadas for the air circulation. Mine did occupy 5 vadas in one batch. ( Depends on the size of the vadas)
Slide the basket into the Air fryer and set time to 15 minutes. Flip the vadas twice to get it cooked crisp.
Once the timer ends, remove vadas from the basket. So it doesn't gets over cooked.
Repeat till you done with all vadas. Serve warm with your favorite chutney.
The given quantity of ingredients is sufficient t make 8 - 10 vadas depending on the size.
I found pre heating the air fryer helps to cook the dish crisp.
The vada stayed crisp for more than 5 -6 hours as I made these in afternoon and my husband had it in the evening.
Adjust spice by adding or reducing green chili.
Do not expect the deep fried result in air fried dishes.