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May 10, 2010

Pappu Vadalu (Lentil Fritters) (Not Deep-fried)

Pappu Vadalu | Lentil Fritters
Low Fat Lentil Fritters - Yummy!

This is just like any other vadas, but in this we use all the lentils in equal proportions. We usually make these during festivals and mostly deep-fry them. But I made these in appam pan to reduce the oil intake. They tasted equally delicious like the deep-fried ones.

Here is the recipe:

Pappu Vadalu | Lentil Fritters

  • 1 cup Pigeon Peas (Red Gram, Toor Dal, Kandi Pappu)
  • 1 cup Green Gram (Moong Dal, Pesara Pappu)
  • 1 cup Bengal Gram (Chana Dal, Pachi Senaga Pappu)
  • 1 cup Black Gram (Urad Dal, Minapa Pappu)
  • 5 to 6 dry Red Chilies (or as required)
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt
  • Oil
  1. Soak all the dals separately in different bowls overnight in plenty of water. Next morning grind all the dals one by one until soft. Also grind the red chilies + cumin seeds along with the dals. The batter should be thick. Adjust salt.
  2. Heat an appam pan and pour ½ tsp oil in each groove. When the oil is hot, carefully drop spoonful of the batter (or just shape batches of batter into small patties and drop by hand) in each groove. Cover the appam pan with a lid and keep the flame on medium-low.
  3. After some time, remove the lid and check if they turned golden brown on one side. If yes, carefully flip them to fry on the other side. Use a skewer or a fork to flip the fritters. Add little more oil if desired.
  4. When both sides turn golden brown, transfer them to a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  5. Enjoy these delicious, crunchy vadas with ketchup or any other desired chutney.
  6. Yummy!

Please Note: If you like the deep-fried version, you can absolutely try deep-frying these vadas with the same batter.

Pappu Vadalu | Lentil Fritters


Madhavi said... [Reply]

WOW great lentil fritters recipe, and very nice presentation!!!

Pavithra Elangovan said... [Reply]

Oh wow good to know that it came out so delicious in aapam pan itself.. guilt free.. Nice idea and thanks for sharing with us too..Will surely make vadas this way soon.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Lovely vadas !!!! I love the color and the fact that they are not deep-fried :)

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Nice healthy way to eat.....Nice idea

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Vadas that are not deep fried? Looks good.

Raks said... [Reply]

Cool Idea! Sounds relaly gud and healthy!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Wat a healthy way to enjoy fritters, prefect!

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

nice idea dear..looks yummy

Chitra said... [Reply]

Good..we too make this :)

Sushma Mallya said... [Reply]

Healthy and yet delicious..

Hari Chandana P said... [Reply]

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... .gr8 recipe.. looks soooo tempting and delicious.. pass me a plate dear.. :)

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

hehe U knw once I tried making dahi vada the same way...and my sis is like..why u hav to do all the experiments with me ;)...this looks very gud...I shall try :)

FH said... [Reply]

Clever idea to make them in appam pan, healthy and tasty.

Rachana said... [Reply]

Delicious vadas... they have come out so well in the appam pans:)

Panchpakwan said... [Reply]

Wow so healthy appe..looks so delicious.

Unknown said... [Reply]

This looks delicious Uma. Healthy snack too.

Usha said... [Reply]

Delicious vadai Uma, looks inviting!

Unknown said... [Reply]

gr8 vadas,making it in aappam pan is such anice idea:)

AJ said... [Reply]

Very healthy recipe!!

Soma Pradhan said... [Reply]

Nice and healthy wadas dear

San said... [Reply]

Delicious vadas,crispy n lovely color.Wanna grab some of them .

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

hey uma..try adding dry red chilli and black pepper half half..its tastes too good..i do same but i make dosa..

Unknown said... [Reply]

healthy way..looks nice and delicious..

Cool Lassi(e) said... [Reply]

Lovely Appam Pan Vadai. Looks very appetizing! Yum!

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