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Ingredients

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1 tbsp Bengal gram dal(Channa Dal)
1 tbsp Tuvar dal
1 Red chilly
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Curry leaves
1 tbsp Coriander leaves
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
2 tsp Oil

Healthy Paruppu Vadai in Air Fryer-Tamil New Year Special

This is a healthy and a guilt-free version of our traditional paruppu vadai

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This is a healthy and a guilt-free version of our traditional paruppu vadai

  • 13 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

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I have been on a fat loss journey and when I eat food that pertains to the macros that I am allowed, I see the result of fat loss. But then it is quite a meagre amount of fat that is allowed in my diet. Most of the times, I am quite ok with it and am happy with this fat loss journey. But when there are special days like festivals and I have to cook the elaborate meal with sweets and vadai, I am sort of tempted to have the vadai. However, I would still want to limit myself within the given allowance of fat. On such days the healthy paruppu vadai in air fryer comes to my rescue.

Healthy paruppu vadai in air fryer

HOW DOES THE AIR FRYER WORK

The air fryer is small kitchen equipment which circulates hot air in its chamber. The heat is generated from the heating element and a fan ensures that the heat is circulated and distributed evenly. This ensures that the food is heated at a high temperature equally giving an even crispy crust. I use Phillips Air fryer and most of the air fryers work on this principle. Since there is a basket in which the food to be air fried is kept, the holes in the basket help in the food getting cooked from below as well. It is always advisable to flip the food half away through the cooking process for even cooking. This is the how I air-fried this healthy paruppu vadai in air fryer

Paruppu Vadai In Air Fryer

If you a looking at using negligible of no oil in making vadai, air fried method is the best. The healthy paruppu vadai in air fryer comes out crispy and there is no compromise in the taste too. The trick is to make the batter thick and not watery. If you like crispy vadai with the texture of the lentils intact like me, then reserve some whole lentils after it is soaked. Grind the rest in a coarse paste. Then mix both and make the vadai to that crunchy vadai.

Here are some of the other vadai recipes on this blog

 

 

 

Steps

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Soak both the dal together for 30 mins. Rinse well and drain completely

2
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Reserve 2 tsp of the soaked dal for later use

3
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To the jar of the mixer/grinder add the soaked dal, chilly, asafoetida, curry leaves, coriander and salt. Grind into a coarse paste.

4
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To this ground paste add the reserved soaked dal and mix well

5
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Now grease your palms with the minimum oil and shape the vadai.

6
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Preheat the air fryer for 5 mins at 200 C

7
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Now arrange the vadai in the basket as shown

8
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Air fry it at this temperature for 4 mins.

9
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Flip all the vadai's once

10
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Further air fry these vadai at the same temperature for 4 mins more to get this crispy crunchy vadai

 

Healthy paruppu vadai in air fryer

Healthy Paruppu Vadai In Air Fryer- Tamil New Year Special

Veena
This is a healthy and a guilt-free version of our traditional paruppu vadai
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 person
Calories 183 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp Bengal gram dal/ Kadalai paruppu
  • 1 Tbsp Tuvar dal/ Thuvaram Paruppu
  • 1 Red chilly
  • 2 Curry leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Soak both the dals togther for 30 minutes. Drain completely. Take out 2 tsp of this soaked dal and keep it aside for later use.
  • Add this soaked dal, curry leaves, coriander leaves, red chilly, asafoetida and salt to the jar of the mixer
  • Grind this into a coarse paste without adding water or adding very minimal amount of water
  • To this ground paste, add the reserved dal and mix well
  • Preheat the air fryer to 200C
  • While it is preheating,grease your palms with the oil and make the vadai's. I made 4 equal sized vadai from this paste
  • Arrange them on the basket of the air fryer
  • Air fry them for 4 minutes
  • Flip the vadai after 4 mins
  • Air fry them for further 4 minutes to get these crsipy vadai

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 593mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 8gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 504IUVitamin C: 105mgIron: 2mg
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