Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black-eyed Beans N Carrot Masala Vadai

Black-eyed beans have a smooth texture, pealike flavour and are good when mixed with other vegetables.Like most beans, black-eyed beans are rich in the best sort of fiber - soluble fiber - which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of folate, potassium, copper, phosphorous and manganese. As a high-potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein. Beans also contain protease inhibitors which frustrate the development of cancerous cells. Adding carrot to this protein packed beans makes more healthy n delicious, they ressembles quite tasty as channadal masala vadais..i prepared this crispy vadais for evening snacks..they turned out yummy..

1cup Blackeyed beans (soaked overnite)
1no Carrot (grated)
1no Onion chopped
2nos Green chillies
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1inch Ginger
2nos Garlic pods
5nos Curry leaves
2tsp Coriander leaves chopped
Oil for deepfrying

Grind bit coarsely the soaked black eyed beans, take off from the mixie... add the chopped onion pieces, grated carrots,curry leaves,coriander leaves to the grounded batter..chop finely ginger as small pieces, crush the garlic pods, also cut green chillies as small pieces ..add everything with enough salt again to the grounded batter..

Mix everything well with ur hands,heat the oil for deep frying... make small balls from the vada batter n flatten them as vadais...drop slowly one by one to the hot oil, fry them as small batches..fry until they turn brown n crispy..drain the excess of oil in a paper towel..

Crispy Masala Vadai!!!!!

On the way to: JFI - Carrots by The Cooker
                        Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes by Sangeeth
 also sending to: My Legume Love Affair Sixth Helping by Suganya of Tasty Palettes, event by Susan..
                       EFM - Savouries by Srilekha ..


  1. a vada with good combo! sounds unique!

  2. yummy vadai nice combo...will try it soon

  3. Thats a nice combo of vada and wish i cud grab one and eat it.

  4. wow wow nice crisp vadas iwill also make in the same way but i add spinach carrot sounds very helthy and intresting

  5. Good idea to use black eyed beans for the vada. it looks like the regular paruppu vada. Has come out crisp on the outer and soft inside.

  6. Its raining cats and dogs here and I wish I could eat a few of these now.

  7. I didn't know we coulf make vadas with these beans.
    Looks really delicous.

  8. Always made masala vadai with channa dal, using black eyed beans is a good idea. looks crisp and nice

  9. Yummy and crispy vadas...perfect during the rains..with a cup of coffee!!

  10. You deserve a creativity award girl! enna imagination.. wow..super.

  11. Yummy Priya. I think i should move near your house ;-)

  12. Priya, i just checked your RM recipes. Awesome collection!

  13. mmm..crisp vadas,wish some rolled out of the screen:)

  14. Thats a heathy one priya!and looks so yummy too,will try sometime:)

  15. Thanks Friends for leaving ur awesme comments..

  16. ooh..vada looks yummy n mouthwatering priya....


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