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Alasande Fritters

Fritters made from Black eyed Peas

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Simple appetizer. Black-Eyed Peas is also called as Cow Peas in English, Karamani in Tamil, Lobia in Hindi, Chavli in Marati & Alasande in Kannada.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Alasande (Black-eye peas)
    • 1 finely chopped Onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped Spinach (Palak) 
    • 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro (coriander leaves)
    • 4-5 finely chopped Green chillies
    • 1 tsp finely chopped Ginger
    • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
    • Salt to taste.
    • Vegetable oil for frying.


    1. Soak peas in 3 cups of water for 2 hours. Drain all the water and grind it to course paste.
    2. Chop Spinach add it to the peas mixture. 
    3. Add all the other remaining ingredients and mix well.
    4. Take a small amount of the mixture & flatten slightly on your palm. You can make any shape. Heat oil on Medium heat and fry them till golden brown on both sides.


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