poha vada recipe | aval vadai | flattened rice vada | aval masala vadi

poha vada recipe | aval vadai | flattened rice vada | aval masala vadi with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and simple instant vada recipe made with poha or flattened rice. the recipe is an instant version of vada from the popular south indian cuisine which is typically made with rice flour or with choice of lentil. it is an ideal party starter or can be served as an evening snack which can be served with a cup of tea or coffee.
poha vada recipepoha vada recipe | aval vadai | flattened rice vada | aval masala vadi with step by step photo and video recipe. vadai or vada recipe is common and popular south indian snack which can be served for morning breakfast and also for an evening snack. it is generally made with lentil like urad dal or choice of mixed dal/lentil. one such simple and easy deep-fried fritter dish is poha vada recipe known for its crispiness and taste.

well, vada recipes are very common across south india and it is one of the most common fritters made for morning breakfast and also for evening snacks. the most common option used is the urad dal based crispy vada which is very similar to the doughnuts recipes. i personally like the combination of idli and urad dal based vada with the side of chutney and sambar. having said that, making urad dal based vada is not a child’s play and you need a lot of experience and also mixer or grinder. so there is some cheat version to it. one of them i personally like is the instant aval vadai or flattened rice vada which does not need any extra grounding and can be made with just soaking.

aval vadai

anyway, some important and critical tips, suggestions and variations for a crispy poha vada recipe. firstly, in this recipe, i have used thin poha or flattened rice which actually hastens the cooking process. yet you can also make it with other variants like thick or medium poha but you may need to soak it for more time. secondly, in this recipe, i have just added finely chopped onions, which is more than sufficient for this recipe. but you can also add more veggies like capsicum, corn kernels or even finely chopped beans. lastly, you should be deep-frying in small batches in a low to medium flame.

finally, i request you to check my other snacks recipes collection with this post of poha vada recipe. it mainly includes other popular recipes like poha cutlet, poha pakoda, poha chivda, khara avalakki, thayir vadai, bonda, dal vada, sabudana vada, mirchi bada, instant bread medu vada. further to these i would also like to highlight my other recipes like,

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poha vada recipe

poha vada recipe | aval vadai | flattened rice vada | aval masala vadi

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 vada
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: snacks
Cuisine: south indian
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easy poha vada recipe | aval vadai | flattened rice vada | aval masala vadi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup poha / aval, thick
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt, thick
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • few curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • firstly, place a sieve and rinse 1 cup poha with enough water.
  • transfer the washed poha into a large bowl.
  • add ¼ cup curd, ¾ tsp salt and mix well.
  • rest for 10 minutes or until poha softens well.
  • mix and mash well making sure the poha is softened.
  • add ½ onion, 1 chilli, ½ tsp ginger paste, few curry leaves and 2 tbsp coriander.
  • mix well forming a dough.
  • further, add 2 tbsp rice flour and mix well absorbing excess water.
  • pinch a ball sized dough and flatten slightly.
  • deep fry in hot oil keeping the flame on medium.
  • stir occasionally, making sure the vada is cooked uniformly.
  • fry until it turns golden brown and crisp.
  • drain off over kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  • finally, enjoy poha vada with tomato sauce.
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how to make poha vada with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, place a sieve and rinse 1 cup poha with enough water.
    poha vada recipe
  2. transfer the washed poha into a large bowl.
    poha vada recipe
  3. add ¼ cup curd, ¾ tsp salt and mix well.
    poha vada recipe
  4. rest for 10 minutes or until poha softens well.
    poha vada recipe
  5. mix and mash well making sure the poha is softened.
    aval vadai
  6. add ½ onion, 1 chilli, ½ tsp ginger paste, few curry leaves and 2 tbsp coriander.
    flattened rice vada
  7. mix well forming a dough.
    aval vadai
  8. further, add 2 tbsp rice flour and mix well absorbing excess water.
    aval vadai
  9. pinch a ball sized dough and flatten slightly.
    aval vadai
  10. deep fry in hot oil keeping the flame on medium.
    flattened rice vada
  11. stir occasionally, making sure the vada is cooked uniformly.
    flattened rice vada
  12. fry until it turns golden brown and crisp.
    aval masala vadi
  13. drain off over kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
    aval masala vadi
  14. finally, enjoy poha vada with tomato sauce.
    aval vadai

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to soak poha well in curd so that it will be easy to mash.
  • also, you can add palak or cabbage to vada mixture to make it nutritious.
  • additionally, adding rice flour makes vada crisp.
  • finally, poha vada recipe tasty when served hot with cutting chai.

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