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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Batani Vada / Green Pea Fritters

Event: Blogging Marathon #41
Theme: Pick one ingredient and cook for 3 days
My choice: Green Peas

These are one of the vadas I am partial towards and don't mind the deep frying part. Compared to other traditional Indian vadas, these are easy and quick to put together. The recipe yields spicy, yummy and addictive fritters which stay crisp comparatively longer because of the rice flour and semolina used in the recipe.

Ingredients: (makes 16 vadas)
1 cup green peas
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup fine semolina / chiroti rava
4 green chillies
Salt to taste
1 big onion finely chopped
2 - 3 tbsp minced cilantro
Oil to fry

* Cook the peas and drain. (I used frozen peas and so boiled them in a microwave with little water for a couple of minutes before using.) Or the cooking part can be skipped since vadas are going to be deep fried anyway.
* Pulse green peas and chillies to a paste using a food processor or in a mixer.
* Transfer the ground pea paste to a mixing bowl. Add rice flour, semolina, salt, onion and cilantro to it and mix well to combine. Add water as needed to form a thick mixture.
* Make patties from the mixture and keep them aside.
* Meanwhile, heat oil for frying the vadas in a kadai / frying pan. 
* Drop a pea sized vada batter into the hot oil. If it sizzles and comes to the surface, then proceed with deep frying. If not, heat oil for 1 - 2 minutes more.
* Drop as many patties as the pan can fit and fry them on medium flame until they are cooked and turn golden brown through out.
* Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain them on absorbent towels.
* Repeat the procedure with the remaining patties.
* Enjoy them warm with a cup of coffee / tea.



nandoos Kitchen said...

perfect tea time snacks.

Priya Suresh said...

I dont mind munching these crispies, very addictive vadas..

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow the wadas look lovely ..bookmarking
The recipe looks simple yet interesting.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

rice flour is beautiful

Srivalli said...

Wow Suma, that's so good..I have not made a vada with peas and it surely sounds so sinful!..

Sapana Behl said...

Those vadas looks stunning ..wonderful preparation !

Chef Mireille said...

I love green peas - I always have a frozen bag in my fridge - this looks so delicioius

Pavani N said...

What a yummy looking vadas. They look so crispy & delicious.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Perfect for the stormy weather we saw last week!