alasande kalu wade, black eyed beans fritters
Written by Jayashree
Published on April 3, 2017

Alasande kalu wade (black eyed beans) are one of the tastiest fritters.  It is also known as lobia and karamani. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It’s the season of fresh black-eyed beans. Stir fry and sambar are the usual ones that I make using it. Fritters was on the to do list since a long time. Finally, I made it during the weekend. It was tasty and made a good treat.

You can make it with dried beans also if the fresh ones are not available. But, it should be soaked over night. For the fresh ones, I soaked for two hours.

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My other snack recipes are nawabi cutlets kothimbir vadi

Alasande kalu wade, black- eyed beans fritters

Ingredients:       Measurement: 1 cup =250 ml

  • 1 cup alasande kalu/  black-eyed bean
  • 2 onions
  • 2-3 green chillies
  •  2 tbsp coriander
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste

Method :

  • Soak the black-eyed beans for two hours. If you are using dry ones, soak it over night.
  • Cut onion into small pieces.
  • Put the beans sans water in a jar. Add green chilly, cumin, coriander and ginger to it. Grind to a coarse paste.
  • Add onion and  salt to it. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it to a fritter.
  • Slowly, put it in the oil. Add a couple more.
  • Deep fry on medium flames. Slowly turn it to the other side.
  • Remove it on a tissue or absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot with tea or as an accompaniment with meals.
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Alasande wade are popular in South India. Black eyed bean is also known as lobia and karamani. They are crispy on the outside and soft within. It makes a good snack with a cup of tea or as an accompaniment with lunch.

Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 15 fritters
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup alasande
  • 2 onion
  • 2-3 green chilly
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 1 inch ginger
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Soak the black eyed beans for two hours. If you are using dried ones, you need to soak over night.

  2. Cut onions into small pieces.

  3. Drain the water from the beans, grind it to a coarse paste along green chilly, ginger, coriander and cumin.

  4. Remove it to a bowl. Add salt and onions to it. Mix well.

  5. Heat oil in a pan. 

  6. Take a small portion of the batter and make it into a flattened disc. 

  7. Slowly, let it in the oil. Repeat for two or more fritters.

  8. Deep fry on medium flame. Turn them to the other side, once they are crisp and light brown in colour, remove them on a tissue or absorbent paper.

  9. Serve hot with tea or as an accompaniment with lunch.

Recipe Notes

  1. Soaking of beans is necessary. Dried beans need to be soaked over night.
  2. Do not add water while grinding.
  3. Adjust green chillies as per taste.

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17 Comments

  1. Sundari

    healthy and yummy tea time snack!!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Sundari

      Reply
  2. Vandana Mathur

    Very interesting dish. I make similar vadas with black chana. Now I will try with lobia too. I have not seen fresh lobia seeds in the market here, so will make it with dry lobia. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Vandana, good to know about the black chana dal.

      Reply
  3. Shubha

    Delicious and protein rich vadas..

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Shubha for the visit

      Reply
  4. Mamta Sharma

    Nice blog for mother’s , now i am your regular visitor .

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Mamta.

      Reply
  5. Pavani

    Such a yummy looking vada. It must have tasted awesome.

    Reply
  6. Nicole

    Looks yummy! I suppose this would work with canned black eyed beans too?

    Reply
  7. Lathiya

    Had this once in my friend’s home..loved it..looks crunchy and yummy

    Reply
  8. Srivalli Jetti

    This is also very famous in South and we love this taste!..looks so good..

    Reply
  9. shibani

    Fir me this is something new with black eyes beans.. must be yummy i bet

    Reply
  10. Nisha Ramesh

    This is new to me. I would definitely like to try it. I love black beans and I have only made gravies and sundal with it.

    Reply
  11. Jagruti

    These vada looks delicious! tempting.

    Reply
  12. Anvita

    Never tried making this before. Interesting idea.

    Reply

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