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Alasandalu | Black-eyed pea fritters

Alasandalu Vada is Andhra’s famous snack which is very rich in protein and it is easy to prepare. This is specially made during the festive season.
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Starters
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian
Servings: 12 Makes
Author: Pavani


  • 1 cup Alasandalu/black eyed pea
  • 1 cup Finely chopped onion
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Finely chopped ginger
  • Curry leaves Handful
  • Coriander leaves Handful
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • 1. Soak the Alasandalu in enough water overnight or for at least 6hrs.
    2. Drain the water from the Alasandalu and transfer into a blender along
    with green chilies and grind into a coarse paste.
    3. Transfer the coarse paste into a bowl, add chopped onions, curry
    leaves, chopped ginger along with required salt and combine well.
    4.Heat oil in a pan for deep frying on medium flame.
    5.Take a lemon size of batter into the hand and flatten it on your palm and
    make a small hole in the center and drop slowly in the oil and fry them on
    medium flame till they are cooked or change its colour into golden.
    6.Repeat the same process for the remaining batter.
    7.Enjoy tasty and crispy Alasandalu Vada/black-eyed pea fritters when they
    are hot.
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