SPLIT PEAS VADAIS OR FRITTERS

Split peas vadais are similar like the regular peas and channa dhal vadais. I had some split peas in the pantry after making some split peas soup, so thought of using them in vadais instead of regular peas. These fritters came out pretty well. We had this as a side dish with rice and vathakuzumbu. These fritters can also be had as an evening snack with some ketchup. I have grinded the vadai batter into a smooth paste since I like the vadais to be crispy on the outside and soft inside. For crispier vadais, the peas can be ground into a coarse paste. For this consistency, run the blender for just one or two pulses.

INGREDIENTS:
Split peas, 1 cup, soaked for 2-3 hours.
Fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon.
Rice powder, 1 tablespoon.
Garlic, 2 cloves.
Ginger small pieces.
Green chilies, 3.
Salt, as per taste.
Red onion, medium-sized, 1.
Curry leaves, a handful.
Cilantro, a handful.

PREPARATION:
Wash the soaked split peas and grind them along with the fennel seeds, chilies, garlic, and ginger without water. Chop the onion, curry leaves, and cilantro into small pieces. Add the chopped onion, curry leaves, cilantro, rice powder, and salt to the ground split peas and mix everything well. Heat a kadai with 1 cup of oil. When the oil is hot, take a small amount of the ground mixture and flatten it with the palm of the hand and drop into the hot oil. When the vadais rise up and turns golden-brown, remove the vadais from the oil and drain the excess oil with a paper towel. Serve the hot vadas with ketchup.

30 comments:

Kanchan said...

Hey nice dish , very similar to Mung Dal fritters and I'm sure must be delicious :)

Padma said...

Looks crispy and delicious... perfect evening snack :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe..looks very crispy and yummy,havent tried it so far so have saved the recipe..thanks for sharing it gita

Nandini said...

Vadai looks crispy and yum! I love to have them at any time! :)

Prathibha said...

yummy n crispy snack..

Pari said...

looks crispy. Perfect evening snacks.

Cham said...

Is it cousin of amavadai? Delicious :)

Vrinda said...

Great tea time snack..looks yumm

Ashwini said...

different from usual vadas... looks yum

Smitha said...

Very differnt vada recipe. Looks yummy though. Great with a hot cuppa evening tea.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi gita,
i havent tried in spilt peas...perfect for this climte:)

Uma said...

yum!! looks soo tempting Gita :)

Priya said...

vada is yummy one..thanks for the recipe..pls check my ongoing event "Diwali 2009" on my blog..
http://priyasfeast.blogspot.com/2009/10/announcing-diwali-2009-event.html

Thank u
Priya

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely snack...

Sanghi said...

yummy gita!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Good idea!! LOL @cham :D

Varunavi said...

Nice fitters with hot cup of tea.Will try with fennel seeds,never used it in the fitters

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Gita....snap is amazing dear....looks crispy and delicious....Perfect evening snack Gita.. :)

Valarmathi said...

Crispy and yummy vada, looks delicious.

my kitchen said...

Delicious vadas.do visit my blog when u find time.

Abhilash Pillai said...

your vadas look delicious and a good creation from peas.. never had something made from peas...

My mother and I, we both like vadas but there is a difference.

She like urunnu vada and I like Vada pav.

But you see vada is same in both :)

Shri said...

Looks perfect and crisp!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pattani paruppu vadai looks yumm...Sure you could have enjoyed it with vathakulambu.
nice recipe dear.

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds interesting...looks real crisp.

Astra Libris said...

Oooh, I love how crispy the edges of these look! YUM...

Babli said...

Lovely dish.Vadas looks yummy and crispy.

Haddock said...

Nice to have hot on a rainy day.

Kalyani said...

wow it looks crispy & delicious .............

my kitchen said...

Healthy & crispy vadas.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Crispy and tasty fritters, looks soo gud!