Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alsanda Vada Recipe (Spicy Lobia Vada Recipe)
A crispy fritter made wholly with black eyed peas and fresh onions, curry leaves and Indian masala.
Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alasanda Vada Recipe (Spicy Lobia Vada Recipe) is a healthy vada made with black eyed beans, chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves and spiced with Indian masala like red chilli powder and turmeric powder. The vada is popular in Andhra Pradesh and is eaten along with a ground Pachadi (Chutney). The vada contains a lot of protein as it is only made with a legume and is healthy too.
If you are looking for more Vada recipes here are some:
- 1 cup Black Eyed Beans (Lobia)
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 1 Green Chilli , chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1 sprig Curry leaves , chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- Salt , to taste
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
Directions for Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alsanda Vada Recipe (Spicy Lobia Vada Recipe)
To begin making the Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alsande Vada, soak the black eyed peas in water for at least 2 hours.
Grind the black eyed peas in a mixer to a coarse mixture and make sure there are no peas left out as it will pop when it is frying.
Add in all the rest of ingredients and grind it again. Add little water so that the mixture is quiet wet.
Heat the Kuzhi paniyaram Pan and add a drop of oil to coat the pan; once the pan is well heated scoop the vada batter using a scoop spoon. Cover the pan and allow it to steam.
You will notice the top part of the vada getting cooked. At this point you could add another drop of oil and then using a tiny flat spoon gently flip the vada so it can get cooked from the other side and crisp as well.
When you insert the back of the spoon or a knife in the center it should come out clean - this the test to check whether it is has been cooked. Continue the same process with the remaining vada batter and enjoy the healthy version of the vada's.
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