Vellappam Recipe - A spicy and wholesome snack made from a smooth and spongy batter.

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Main Ingredients : Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal), Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Snack


Vellappam Recipe - how to make Vellappam


Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/4 cup

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies 6

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/2 medium bunch

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Rice flour 1 cup

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Soda 1/4 teaspoon

  • Yogurt (sour) 1/4 cup

  • Refined oil to deep fry


Step 1

Wash and soak dal and methi seeds in one cup of water for about an hour. Drain and grind to a smooth and spongy batter. Peel, wash and chop ginger.

Step 2

Remove stems, wash and chop green chillies. Wash and chop curry leaves. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves. Crush cumin seeds and peppercorn with a rolling pin to a coarse powder.

Step 3

Mix all the above together with the rice flour, asafoetida and add salt to taste. Just before preparing add cooking soda and yogurt and mix well. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, dip a tablespoon in water and take the batter with this spoon, smoothen the surface and drop into the hot oil to deep fry.

Step 4

Turn them and fry till crisp and golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot with chutney.

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