Thursday, 25 February 2010

Alasanda vadalu

  • Alasandalu\Black eyed Peas : 2 cups
  • Onion : 1
  • Green Chilies :4
  • Cilantro: 1/4th bunch
  • Salt
  • Oil : for deep fry


  • Soak alasandalu for 3-4 hrs.Once they are done, grind into batter not as smooth paste along with green chilies and salt.
  • Add chopped onion, cilantro and mix well.
  • Heat oil in deep kadai for deep fry.Take a small ball of batter and press as vada and slowly drop in oil.
  • Fry them till they turn into brown color.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Alasandala Curry\Black eyed peas curry

  • Alasandalu\Bobbarlu\Black eyed peas: 1 cup
  • Onion : 1 small
  • Tomato: 1
  • Cilantro : 4 strings
  • Garam Masala powder (optional)
  • Red chili powder
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • All ingredients of Talimpu


  • Pressure cook alasandalu for 2 whistles.In the mean time chop onion,tomato , and cilantro.
  • In a kadai, add 3 tb sp of oil.Prepare talimpu or tadaka.Now add chopped onion , turmeric and fry them till them become transparent.If you want to add garam masala, add now.
  • Now add chopped tomato and let it cook.Add water that is left after cooking alsandalu into this mixture.
  • Add red chili powder, enough salt and let it cook till it forms a thick gravy.
  • Now add cooked alasandalu and mix well.Cover and let it cook for 2-3 mins.Now add cilantro leaves and leave for few seconds and take off from heat.

Serve with chapati or roti or pulka.