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vegan black eyed pea fritters
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Indian Black-Eyed Pea Fritters - Lobia Vada

These vegan black-eyed pea fritters are authentic Indian-style! They turn out so crispy on the outside, and they make amazing appetizers, party finger food, or a fun afternoon snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 fritters
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Chef Mireille


  • 1 cup black eyed peas soaked overnight
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour/ besan
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 green chiles finely chopped
  • 6-8 curry leaves torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying


  • Drain the peas and grind with 1 of the chiles and 1 tablespoon of water to a coarse batter.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add remaining chiles, onion, and curry leaves. Add salt and chickpea flour. Mix to combine.
  • Heat enough oil for shallow frying. Make round discs and fry them in the oil until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain on paper towels.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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