Monday, October 26, 2009

Lobia fritters and Lobia sundal

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And here comes the last two dishes which prepared on diwali and directly to the recipes today.

Lobia Fritters/Alasandula vada:


1 cup Lobia/Alasandulu/Black eyed peas
3-4 tbsp finely chopped Onion(1 onion)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
2-3 tbsp grated carrot(optional)
1 " ginger,chopped
3-4 green chillies
1 tbsp chopped curryleaves
salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

  • Soak lobia overnight or atleast for 3hrs.Drain them and spread over a kitchen towel/napkin to remove excess water and pat dry.
  • Grind lobia with ginger,salt and green chillies to a coarse paste,preferably do this process in whipper mode.
  • Add finely chopped onions,coriander,curry leaves and grated carrot and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a deep kadai over low flame until it is quite hot.
  • Grease a thick plastic cover or banana leaf or your palm with oil and take a small portion of batter and make a round ball out of it and slight pat it until it forms vada by pressing it at the edges and carefully lower them into hot oil and fry them over medium flame until it is golden brown and crisp outer side.
  • Drain them on paper towels and serve it hot with tomato ketchup.

Lobia Sundal/Alasandula Guggillu:


1 cup cooked Lobia/Alasandulu/Black eyed peas
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of hing/asafoetida(optional)
5-6 curry leaves
2-3 tbsp fresh grated coconut
3-4 dry red chillies,broken
1 tsp lemon juice(optional)
1 tsp ghee/oil
salt to taste

  • Soak lobia overnight or atleast for 3hrs.Pressure cook them with some salt until 3-4 whistles,it should hold its shape and should not become mushy.Drain cooked lobia and set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds.Add chana dal and urad dal and fry until they turn red in color.
  • Add broken red chillies and fry for a minute.Now add curry leaves and hing and fry for another minute.
  • Add cooked and drained lobia and stir fry for few minutes,do this process carefully in order to avoid lobia to become mushy.
  • Add little salt as we added already some salt while cooking them.Add grated coconut and mix properly.
  • Switch off the flame and after a minute add lemon juice and stir properly and serve.
Serve it hot/warm/cold.

  • For a Vegan version use oil instead of ghee for tempering.


Kanchan said...

Wow, I loved the idea of making patty with black eyed beans, I normally get bored with its regular curry. Thanks for sharing !

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

wow both look yummy.and never heard about the vada version of this black eyed beans.I have too many in my freezer for a long time.Will try soon.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow both r dishes looks very delicious esp that lovely crispy vadas...nice idea to do with black eyes peas....wonderfully presented too prathibha

Tina said...

Fritters looks yummy and beautiful clicks.

jayasree said...

You have made vada with lobia. I made them into tikkis and pan fried it instead of deep frying.

Yours looks delicious though.

Nandinis food said...

Lobia fritters look crispy & mouthwatering. Healthy and lovely sundal!

Suparna said...

hi Prathihba,
Tha's a lovely healthy combination of dishes. very well presented :)
Nicely explained too.

Suparna said...

The fritters looks lovely and the sundal so fresh and yummy, nice presentation :)

Chitra said...

Looks very nice..Healthy sundal ..

Finla said...

I hav eonly made curry with these peas and the fritters look delicous.

Raks said...

Fritters are those i hav not tasted ot tried yet,sounds good :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Vada looks perfect and cute..and the sundal looks yummy!!! love ur presentations!!!

Shri said...

Looks delicious, Pratibha.I see the cute diya again!!:)

prasu said...

these are my fav. vadas dear......vada and sundal look delicious Prathiba.

Unknown said...

Fritters looks lovely and never tried with black eyed beans of..sure will give a try..sundal looks yummy.

Vrinda said...

Lovely fritters dear..i had tasted these from my friend's home,was yummm,looks crispy and yummm

Vidya Rao said...

Lovely pic!And the vada is so new!

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mouthwatering one..healthy too..please do participate in my first cooked food event..check my blog for details

Preeti Kashyap said...

these fritters and sundal looks so awesome the clicks. Never tried lobia fritters...time to try now!

Padma said...

Both dishes look superb and very tmepting Prathibha .... and regarding substituting yeast for those idlis in my blog post... I asked mom and she said can try cooking soda just before pouring idlis... looks like traditionally they used toddy for fermenting instead of yeast ... but can avoid both and use soda or even can try eno salt :)

Unknown said...

Hey Prathy, both are absolutely healthy and yummy..

Padmajha said...

Never tried Lobia fritters..They definitely look yummmmm

Namitha said...

A healthy combination..looks very crisp..:-)

ST said...

Looks mouthwatering...Wanted to grab from screen itself...

sangeeta said...

both the recipes are yummy...i have never had a sundal..though we make dry dish with matar , lobiya or chana which is called ghugni here...this is different...would love to make..

Spice said...

OMG! I feel if I keep reading these fantastic blogs I have to fry some fritters by the eve. tea. First at Priya's : Banana Fritters, next I opened yours & see these crispy looking black eye bean I have to go in the kitchen I'm really craving fried food now....anyway it's raning also, so perfect.....

SE said...

oh wow...these are looking so delicious.

Nithya said...

Hey this is yummm and lovely photographs that make it more inviting. :)

San!!! said...

Colorful n eye catchy :)

Anonymous said...

Those patties are so new to me.I am book marking it. everytime i click on ur link, it says malware..any idea why?

Cham said...

The fritters i ve heard but never tasted. They are perfectly appetizing!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

both dishes looks very delicious

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

both dishes look so yum...

chakhlere said...

Lovely idea for fritters!!

very innovative.

Unknown said...

My first diwali after marriage and in US,one of balas colleague,she made this lobia was really yummy..luv it prathibha..

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Uma said...

tempting fritters. looks soooo delicious. Sundalu kooda super ga vunnayi :)

Unknown said...

wow both fitters and sundal looks so tempting beautiful pic.s dear.

Parita said...

Fantastic presentation!
Looks very very inviting!

Unknown said...

the fritters look so tempting..

lubnakarim06 said...

Never tried those fritters before...looks yummy....

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bookmarked this one

Preety said...

tried it last week, they were awesome..thanks for sharing

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