Appetizers

Black Eyed Beans Fritters / Alasandala Vadalu

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cup Black Eye Beans
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 Green Chillies or 1 Jalepeno
  • 1 sprig Corainder
  • 3-4 Mint leaves
  • Salt
  • Garam Masala
  • Rice Flour/Chickpea flour (optional)
  • Grated carrot
  • Oil for deep frying

Process

  • Soak the black eyed beans overnight. Do not cook the beans
  • Chop onion,coriander,Jalepenos,mint leaves,carrot
  • Add the soaked Black eyed beans and chopped vegetables to the blender.DO NOT add any water.
  • Grind coarsely. Add salt and Garam Masala as needed.
  • if the blended mixture is wet or feels loose, mix in little rice flour or chick pea flour. The consistency should be thick to make a patty. Even if the texture is right a little rice flour/chickpea flour can still be rolled in to make fritters crispy.
  • Make small patties in the palm and fry in the oil.
  • Take them out to a hand towel to remove the excess oil.
  • Serve with ketchup and some tea.

Healthy additions/substitutes/other alternatives

  • Instead of deep frying, this can be baked too. I haven’t figured out the baking time yet. Will update when i experiment it next time.
  • For the alternative condiment, make a mixture of Avocado, coriander,mint,pepper powder and salt. Pipe a little bit of this pureed mixture on each fritter just before serving. Otherwise it will make the fritter soggy. I did not have Avocados in hand. Next time i make it, i will update the pictures.
  • Black Eyed Beans are very good to overcome constipation.

Nutrition Facts

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The above recipe makes approximately 12 fritters.

Each fritter is (Total Nutrition)/12. Please note that below values are without the optional ingredients.
  • Carbs: 3.8 gm
  • Fiber: 1.6 gm
  • Protein: 1.5 gm

Nutrition Facts for optional Ingredients:

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