Alasanda Vadalu / Karamani Vadai / Black Eye Beans Vada

by - September 02, 2013


Alasanda Vadalu / Karamani Vadai /  Black Eye Beans Vada

              This month blogging marathon is going to be month long event where we usually post 3 day a week.  Thanks to Srivalli who made this event more interesting and appropriate for the season Back to School by give a theme A to Z serious.  To begin this event in alphabetical order I am post my 1st recipe Alasanda vadalu made of black eyes beans - deep fried patties  from  Rayalaseema  region of Andra Pradesh, India.  It is usually prepare during Sankaranthi Festival and served with chicken gravy or veggie kurma for vegetarian version. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: 8 hours to ovenight
Cooking time: 30 minutes   
Yields: 25 ~ 30 vadalu as shown in picture or it may vary depends upon the size and thickness.

Ingredients:
2 cups karamani / Black eye beans
6 ~ 7 green chilies or to taste
1/2  tsp fennel seeds
1 inch ginger, cut in to pieces
Salt to taste
1 cup chopped onions
1 string curry leaves
Cilantro as needed
Oil for deep frying

Method:
1.Wash and soak karamani  for 8 hours to overnight. Drain the water and reserve it for grinding.
2.Grind the beans with green chilies, fennel seeds, ginger to coarse paste. Add little water if needed.
3.Mix in onions, curry leaves, cilantro and salt to the ground mixture.

Alasanda Vadalu / Karamani Vadai /  Black Eye Beans Vada

4.Heat oil in a pan / kadai to medium heat. Wet your hands, take a small ball of batter. With your thumb    flatten it lightly and make a hole in the center or you can use plastic sheet or plantain leaves to flatten the  batter and make a hole.
5.Drop the vadai slowly over the oil and deep fry it untill both the sides are golden brown colour.
6.Serve with chutney or chicken gravy.

Alasanda Vadalu / Karamani Vadai /  Black Eye Beans Vada

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35 comments

  1. look so nicely golden and I like black eyed peas a lot - must be so flavorful and delicious

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  2. wow this vada looks super delicious and very new sounds interesting dear !! :)

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  3. Never thought of making Vadais with this. Great recipe. Will try it soon.

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  4. Lovely vadas...and what a interesting change from the regular ones...must try them soon.

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  5. Lovely vadas...and what a interesting change from the regular ones...must try them soon.

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  6. Lovely vadas...and what a interesting change from the regular ones...must try them soon.

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  7. Lovely vadas...and what a interesting change from the regular ones...must try them soon.

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  8. Very healthy vadai. Again this is one of the beans that is usually left over after the Navarathri season and keeps me thinking what to make with it :) Lovely recipe to use it up !

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  9. Alasanda vadas are looking crispy and delicious.

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  10. Very healthy and scrumptious vadai.

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  11. Never knew could make vadais with karamani.. Looks so interesting & delicious..

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  12. I love these vadas and yours has come out so well...looking forward to the rest of the series..

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  13. Vadai look so perfect, crunchy and tasty:)

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  14. Never thought of using this to make vadai. We call it "White Chawli"

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  15. Excellent snack, feel like munching some.Mouthwatering here.

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  16. that is marvelous!!! looks really tempting!!!

    Sowmya

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  17. lovely delicious vadai sara, looks yumm...
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  18. Hot spicy vadas perfect with a cup of coffee. I so need it now...

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  19. Vadas with black eye bean that sounds delicious ! Looks crispy and flavorful..

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  20. yummy and healthy vadas,scrumptious :-)

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  21. lovely recipe...i like black eyes peas

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  22. Yummy vadalu.. They alook so perfect & inviting to grab one ..

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  23. O these beans are my favourite. Love the new use of them. Thanks will be some time before I am allowed to fry but still will keep it in my filed for later section.

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  24. They look absolutely inviting. Yummy.

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