July 30, 2013

Alasanda Vada Recipe - Black Eyed Peas Fritters Recipe

Alasanda Vada is a simple South Indian snack made from black eyed peas (lobia). You can serve this as an evening snack with a cup of tea

Vada is a hugely popular snack in India. I have already posted many vada recipes like medu vada, aval vadai, rava vada, corn spinach vada, ulli garelu and corn dahi vada. If you are looking for more snack recipes, check out this list of Snack Recipes in this blog.

Bobbarla Vada / Andhra Style Lobia Vada Recipe:
Preparation & Cooking Time : 20 mins     
Serves: 4 persons


Black Eyed Peas / Lobia: 1 cup
Onion: 1 large
Green Chillies: 3 - 4
Ginger: 1 inch piece
Coriander Leaves : 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


1. Wash and soak the lobia in lot of water overnight. 

2. Peel and chop the onion into pieces and set aside. 

3. Grind the drained black eyed peas, green chillies, cumin seeds and ginger into a coarse paste. 

4. Add the chopped onion, salt and coriander leaves to the ground mixture and mix well. 

5. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. 

6. Divide the dough into small lemon sized balls and shape them into patties. 

7. Deep fry them in hot until golden brown color and crispy. 

8. Remove from the oil and serve hot with chutney or tomato ketchup.

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  1. mouth watering fritters. loved the way you have taken the pic.

  2. I have recently started making vadas at home, just love them. So crispy and yummy.. I wish they were not as oily as they are :(

    Lovely pictures as always

  3. Hey... wanted to know if you need anything for binding in it? or its like falafel... beans will do all??!!! :) Great post...

    1. There is no need to add anything,Shruti.. thank you!

  4. Vadas look simply delicious and crispy.Excellent preparation dear.

  5. I love this beans.. But never knew that u cud make vadas out of it.. Tempting !

  6. One of my friend made this once, perfectly done.

  7. Great idea to use black eyed beans in vadai.

  8. Thats a new Lobhia recipe. I am not a fan of Lobhia but I can savour this one. It is Mouthwatering...

  9. Yummy looking crispy vada..perfect tea time snack..nice clicks

  10. Thanks a lot for this recipe, I never knew fritters can be made out of black-eyed peas. I have a jar full of them, will make this for sure.


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