Avarekalu Vada or Surti Papdi Vada Recipe – Crispy deep fried Indian snack using field beans or hyacinth beans, ginger, onion and chillies. An easy snack for teatime.
What is Avarekalu Vada?
Avarekau Vada is a crispy deep-fried Indian snack made with avarekalu or Hyacinth Beans. They are crispy outside and soft inside. The beans are known as Anapa Ginjalu or Chikkudu Ginjalu in Telugu, Avarekalu in Kannada, Sheem in Bangladesi, Surti Papdi in Hindi and Mochai Kottai in Tamil. Shelled beans and deskinned beans are used in many Indian dishes such as Avarekalu Chitranna, Uppittu, Akki roti, curries and stews. And these crispy vadas are one of the delicious recipes with avarekalu.
What is Avarekai Vada made of?
The main ingredient is avarebele or surti papdi and we don’t need any other flour or anything to bind the batter. I have used ginger, green chillies, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, and onion to make them delicious. They are super crispy outside without rice flour. You can also add some curry leaves if you would like to.
Tips to make the best Mochakottai Vadai:
- Try to grind the beans without adding any water. Sprinkle some water only if needed.
- The vada batter should be stiff. Please watch the video or process photos for the idea.
- Make sure the oil is enough hot to fry the vadas and deep fry them on a medium flame. If the oil is too much they won’t cook inside.
- Do not overcrowd the pan. Fry them in batches.
More Vada Recipes like this:
- Sorakaya Vada
- Bread Vada
- Andhra Moong Dal Vada
- Alasanda Vada
- Avalakki Vada
- Rava Vadai
- Aratikaya Masala Vada
How to Make Field Beans Vada Recipe with Step by Step Photos:
- Take the measured beans in a food processor or mixie along with ginger, green chillies and cumin seeds.
- Blend it till you get a little coarse mixture. You don’t have to add any water to it while grinding. If you feel it is tough to grind, just sprinkle a very little water.
- Scrape down the sides in between.
- Once you get the right consistency, transfer it to a mixing bowl. The vada batter should be stiff and you will be able to shape the batter into a vada.
- Peel and chop an onion into small pieces and add them to the ground beans.
- Add hing, salt and chopped coriander leaves to it and mix everything well together.
- Once the batter is ready, heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
- Divide the batter into 15 round balls and flatten them evenly using your fingers.
- Slowly drop 2-3 vadas at a time, depending on the size of the pan you use and deep fry them on a medium flame till they are crispy and golden brown color.
- Drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil and serve hot with a cup of coffee or tea.
How to Make Avarekalu Vada Recipe Video below:
Avarekalu Vada Recipe
- 2 cups Peeled Avarekalu or Hyacinth Beans
- 1 tbsp Ginger
- 2 Green Chillies (or as needed)
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 cup Onion
- 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves
- A pinch of Hing
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup Oil for deep frying
- Grind the deskinned avarekalu, ginger, green chillies and cumin seeds into a little coarse paste with any water. Sprinkle a little water only if needed.
- Add salt, hing, chopped onion and coriander leaves to the ground beans and mix everything together well.
- Divide the batter into 15 round balls and flatten them to make a vada shape.
- Slowly drop them in hot oil and deep fry them till they are golden brown on both sides.
- Drain on paper towels and serve hot with tea or coffee.