April 26, 2013

Poha / Atukula Vada ~ Flattened Rice Fritters

If you are looking for more recipes with poha (flattened rice) then do check methi poha, coconut poha, aval laddu, atukula payasam, batata poha, poha vadiyalu, atukula pulihora and sweet poha.
Poha / Avalakki / Aval Vadai / Flattened Rice Vada Recipe:

Preparation & Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serves: 4 persons


Thick Poha / Flattened Rice / Beaten Rice: 1 cup
Onion : 1 big sized
Besan / Chickpea Flour: 1 - 2 tbsp
Rice Flour: 1 - 2 tbsp
Grated Ginger : 1 tsp
Green Chillies: 3, finely chopped
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Handful of chopped Coriander leaves 
A pinch of hing (Optional)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste


1. Wash the poha and rinse. Soak the flattened rice in about 1/2 cup of water for 10 minutes until it gets soft. 

2. Peel and chop the onion into small pieces and set aside. 

3. Now mash the soaked poha. Add all the remaining ingredients except oil. Mix very well to make a dough. 

4. Add little water if necessary. If the mixture is very sticky, add some more rice flour or chickpea flour. 

5. Heat oil in a fan for deep frying. 

6. Divide the dough into small lemon sized balls and shape them into patties. 

7. Deep fry them in hot until golden brown color and crispy. 

8. Remove from the oil and serve hot with chutney or tomato ketchup. 

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  1. New snack to me..looks crunchy n delicious!

  2. Chandana the cutlets chudataaniki chala baagunnayi.Love it.

  3. Looks perfect and tempting ...I do almost same in tikki form

  4. wish i could come to your house to taste all those delicious dessert you make :)

  5. Looks tempting and yum, we do same like pakodas

  6. This is a snack for guests who land unexpectedly. And great tasting too.

  7. Well done and neatly presented, I love these instant, no-grind vadas..

  8. it looks so tempting and delicious.Inviting clicks.

  9. An excellent and quick vada, no need of grinding,am loving it.

  10. thats a very innovative one..quick and yumm !

  11. Aval vadai looks very cute and delicious.

  12. They look so mouthwateringly irresistible. The vada's look crispy & crunchy & what a lovely presentation. Makes me want to grab it off the screen.

  13. would love to try this. they look cute, nice clicks


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