With the rainy season comes the season of festivals for us. And it is customary to offer goodies to God for such occasions. One such offering this season were these Vadas which were quite different in taste from the regular masala vada made with Chana Dal. In fact my mom makes these with sprouted black eyed peas mixed with a variety of vegetables. 

I have not added onions or any other vegetables like cabbage or carrot but feel free to alter the batter. I made a batch without the green chillies for the kids and they were happy to polish their share!

Alasandala Vada

Ingredients -

Black Eyed Peas / Alasandalu / Bobbarlu 2 cups
Ginger 1 inch
Green Chillies 2 (or as per taste)
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves, finely chopped 3 Tbsp
Hing/Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying

Method Of Preparation - 

Alasandala Vada

Soak Black eyed peas/alasandalu in adequate water for 2-3 hrs.

Drain and coarsely grind them along with ginger, salt and green chillies without adding water. Add in the chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves and hing too.

Meanwhile heat oil for deep frying in a wok/kadai.

Mix well, check for the taste and the batter is ready ! The batter should be thick and not runny.

Take lime sized batter and pat them into small discs with your fingers and gently slide them into the hot oil. Ensure that the oil is hot enough.

Continue frying these vadas in batches until the batter is done.

Serve hot with ketchup and enjoy!

Preparation Time 1 hr
Serves 7-8
Posted by Harini on Monday, August 15, 2011


  1. wow crispy vadas.. vadas with lentils r always yummy..

  2. Akila Says:
  3. wow really very very yummy dear...

    Dish Name Starts with J

  4. Thanks for sending it over to the event... Yumm.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Feel like munching some rite now, super crispy vadas..

  7. Aarthi Says:
  8. looking really good

  9. soujanya Says:
  10. vadas look good...i prepared these same about to put in the blog...:)

  11. Vadas looking so crispy and delicious. Wonderful preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Sobha Shyam Says:
  13. lovely n crispy vadas, nevr had before, looks yummy

  14. Anonymous Says:
  15. Thanx Harini, for sending these lovely crisp and yummy vadas to Monsoon Medley and also for the follow


  16. Prema Says:
  17. Healthy version of vada,luks delicious...

  18. divya Says:
  19. Delectable and delicious!!

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. very nice.....my mom loves it a lot!

  22. Shanavi Says:
  23. Fritters looks very crispy and highly protein.. icious.

  24. Padmajha Says:
  25. Vadas look so tempting. Nice one :)

  26. Anu Says:
  27. So tempting...fell like eating one..

  28. Sushma Says:
  29. perfect for the weather I am in with a cup of coffee

  30. Prathima Rao Says:
  31. Crispy, hot, tempting vadas!!!
    Prathima Rap
    Prats Corner

  32. Archana Says:
  33. Waiting for some to fall in my plate too.:)
    Look very yummy. You will make me forget my tender stomach after tooo much of eating out.

    I am hosting an event can I expect some entries from you?
    Here is the link

  34. Unknown Says:
  35. Absolutely love these fritters, what a great use of peas :)

  36. Srivalli Says:
  37. We love alasandallu vada! gosh it's been a while since I made them..

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