Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alsanda Vada Recipe -Spicy Lobia Vada Recipe

A crispy fritter made with black eyed peas, fresh onions, curry leaves and Indian masala. Make and and serve these delicious vadas as an evening snack along with a hot cup of chai.

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Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alsanda Vada Recipe -Spicy Lobia Vada Recipe
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Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alasanda 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 or Chutney. The vada contains a lot of protein and fiber as it is only made with a legume and is healthy too.

Serve the Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada along with spicy coconut chutney and cup of chai to go along with it for your evening snack. 

If you are looking for more Vada recipes here are some:

  1. Dahi Vada Recipe - Lentil Dumplings in a Sweet and Spicy Yogurt
  2. Cabbage Onion Vada Recipe
  3. Aama Vadai (Masala Paruppu Vadai) Recipe

Cuisine: Andhra
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

120 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

150 M


4 Servings


  • 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 (Jeera)
  • Salt , to taste 
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Cooking oil , as needed

How to make Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alsanda Vada Recipe -Spicy Lobia Vada Recipe

  1. To begin making the Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada/ Alsande Vada, soak the black eyed peas in water for at least 2 hours.

  2. 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.

  3. Add in all the rest of ingredients and grind it again. Add little water so that the mixture is quiet wet.

  4. Heat the Kuzhi paniyaram Pan and add a drop of oil to each cavity in the pan; once the pan is well heated scoop the vada batter using a scoop spoon. Cover the pan and allow it to steam.

  5. You will notice the top part of the vada getting cooked. At this point add another drop of oil and then using a tiny flat spoon gently flip the vada so it cooks on the other side as well.

  6. To check if the Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada is cooked insert a toothpick or a knife in the center of the vada. It should come out clean.

  7. Continue the same process with the remaining vada batter and enjoy the healthy version of the vada's.

  8. Serve the Andhra Style Bobbarlu Vada along with spicy coconut chutney and cup of chai to go along with it for your evening snack.

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