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Poha Vada / Fritters (Beaten Rice Vada)

I had an unexpected guest. Normally I do Bajji. However this person is not a big fan of Bajji (for that matter even anything with similar taste). So I wanted to something which does require lot of preparation or soaking time. This dish is very fast yet light. It tasted great!

Poha (Beaten rice) - 1.5 cups
Channa dal / Bengal Gram dhal - 3 tablespoon (Soaked for 30 mins). If you have forgotten to soak you can use bengal gram flour - 2 tablesoon
Bread - 1 (remove the sides and cut into pieces. I have used wheat bread)
Green Chillies - 3 (adjust to ur spice level)
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Ginger - 2 teaspoon (finely chopped)
Curry Leaves - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Coriander Leaves - 1 tablespoon finely chopped)
Rice flour - 2 tablespoon 
Salt per taste
Oil to deep fry
Onion - 1 medium ( finely chopped. Since my son is not a big fan of onion so I have used only 2 tablespoon)


Clean the Poha / Beaten rice. Wash and soak for 10 mins. Drain the water. Mash it with hands
Add all other ingredients and mix well. Make lemon size balls
Heat the kada with oil. When Oil is hot touch ur finger in the water and flatten the ball into disc (should not be too thick) and put it in hot oil. You can put few at a time (depends on your kada size). Once cooked and turn it over and cook till it is brown in color and "shhh" sound subsides. Repeat the process until all the balls are made. (If the dough is watery add more rice flour or bread. . If too much of water used vada will be oily)

Enjoy hot with your favourite chutney or sauce

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  1. Wow... Very innovative...

  2. Interesting recipe,loved ur presentation!!

  3. These would make a great afternoon snack!

  4. nice presentation veena.. inviting fritters..

  5. Beautiful decoration and a very healthy dish. niceeeee

  6. Very tempting..delicious..inviting..vada.

  7. This sounds interesting and yummy

  8. liked your photography and the poha vadas as well.

  9. Very tempting vada....
    First time here, glad if u visit my space

  10. tempting and inviting recipe... .

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  11. very interesting recipe..

  12. interesting and yummy vadas, i usually make paniyaram with poha...this vada looks too tempting!perfect for this chill evening with hot tea or coffee :)

  13. Hi Veena, how are you? Nice tempting platter...definitely a crowd pleaser :)

  14. Delicious fritters, I love to have with my tea.

  15. Delicious and easy to do vadas :) very inviting dear

  16. Sounds inviting and new to me,vada looks super crispy..

  17. Unique n delcious vadas, lovely presentation!!!

  18. Looks super delicious & wonderful presentation :-)


  19. This is a new recipe for me...

    poha vadas look great! Thank you so much for inspiring people to try plant-based diet.

  20. Innovative recipe...Looks so yum...Beautiful presentation..

  21. Wow! Perfect. Seeing this for the first time


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