Monday, February 27, 2017

Lobia Dal Vada

I love lobia have used it in curries but this is the first time I have tried this vada thanks to my dear friend Suma for introducing me to these gorgeous vada she had brought this for a get together party and she is such a good cook , I simply love the food she prepares it's absolutely lovely and tasty and this vada I really couldn't really stop myself for gorging these which she had brought and asked her the recipe too , I was surprised when she said this vada was made of lobia dal though I really thought it was made from urad dal ....not much difference but it was so tasty and yumm and I do recommend all my readers to give it a try you will definitely love this :) ...Here goes the recipe for that ..please do drop in a feedback if you do try !


1 cup whole lobia /Black eyed beans (soak it for 2-3 hrs)

1 tsp whole coriander seeds

1/2 tsp Jeera

3-4 green chillies (according to your spice level)

2 tbsp coriander leaves

1 big onion (roughly ground in mixie)

salt to taste

oil to deep fry vada


  • In mixer grinder grind coriander seeds, Jeera, green chilli to a coarse paste. keep it aside.
  • Presoak lobia for 3 hrs till they get puffed up then drain the water completely and grind without adding water to a coarse paste ( that's perfectly alright if there are some pieces of lobia) . Remove this in a container and add in the ground spices, salt. Coriander leaves.
  • In  Mixer grind just give one blitz to the onion (making sure it doesn't form a paste)...should be just one blitz with onion pieces in it ( if you uncomfortable with this you can skip this step and add in chopped onion)
  • Add in the blitz onion to the mix and give everything a very good mix. 
  • Heat oil to a smoking point ...when it comes to a smoking point ,wet your hands take a small amount of the ground batter and shape it into round and drop in the batter . Simmer the gas to a medium flame and deep fry ( always remember to simmer the flame and fry to ensure that the vada in evenly cooked . When it turns golden brown remove on a kitchen towel and serve .
  • Serve with ketchup or any spicy Dip of your choice.