Black-eyed beans Nuggets / Alasanda Vada (Air-Fryer & Stove-top)
VegCookBook by Praveena
South Indian style, Vegan, Gluten free appetiser, rich in Protein, Iron & Fibre. Recipe below has both Air Fryer and Stove Top methods with step wise pics, tips.
Appetizer, Snack, Starter
Indian, South Indian
nuggets / vada
Blender / Mixie.
Frying pan (for stove-top method)
Air-Fryer for air-fryer method
Wide Mixing Bowl
Black-eyed beans / Alasanda / Lobia
Fresh Coriander Leaves / Stems
Whole Cumin / Jeera
Ginger / Allam
Rice Flour / Biyyappindi
Pepper Powder / Miriyam Podi
(for deep frying)
(for air frying)
Kasuri Methi / Dry Fenugreek Leaves
Wash the Black-eyed beans / Alasanda for 3-4 times, and soak them in water overnight or for 6 to 7 hrs
Strain the water, take the beans / alasanda into a blending jar and make a coarse paste.
Add 4-5 tablespoons of water ONLY if required.
In a mixing bowl, take the all the ingredients as shown (except oil and water).
Mix everything gently and make the batter ready.
Make small balls with the batter. Then press each ball into flat patties with your thumb finger
You can, put a hole at the centre for even frying.
STOVE-TOP METHOD FRYING:
Put a frying pan, add enough of cooking oil (for deep frying), on stove top under high flame.
When the oil is hot enough, gently drop the nuggets / vada into oil.
Fry them on one side for 2-3 mins and then flip them back to fry, until they turn golden brown.
AIR-FRYER METHOD FRYING:
Brush the base of air-fryer with oil / use an oil-spray throughout. Place nugget patties over it.
Cook for 8-9 mins on one side,at 200ºC / 390ºF.
Gently flip to the other side, give a bit of oil-spray and fry for 4-5 mins more, at same temperature.
Please see the MAIN POST for recipe with step wise PICS & TIPS!
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