Beef Parippu Vada


3/4 cup peas dal / chana dal ( kadalaparippu)
150-200 gm beef
1 tsp + 1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
15-18 shallots
1″ piece ginger
3 green chillies
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp pepper powder
2 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp asafoetida
salt to taste
oil for frying


  1. Wash and soak dal in water for 3-4 hours.
  2. Pressure cook the cleaned beef pieces with 3/4 -1 tsp chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt. Then shred the cooked beef pieces and keep it aside.
  3. Crush together shallots, ginger, green chillies, fennel seeds, few curry leaves and 1 tbsp soaked dal to a coarse mixture. Keep it aside.
  4. Drain the water from soaked dal and grind it into a coarse paste without adding water (don’t make it paste, crush it lightly).
  5. Transfer this to a bowl and add crushed mixture and mix well.
  6. Add shredded beef, chopped curry leaves, asafoetida, 1 tsp chilli powder, pepper powder and salt and mix well with your hand.
  7. Make small balls out of the mixture and flatten them with your palms.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and drop the prepared vadas gently to the hot oil and fry them on medium flame till they turn golden brown and crispy.
  9. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with tea / coffee…

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