Aval Vadai (Poha Vada)
Vinayagar Chaturthi is coming soon and you will be already making a list for what to cook on that day. So why not try this delicious and easy aval vadai recipe. It tastes almost like paruppu vada and it’s very easy to make too in less time.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
No of serving: 5-6
Spice level: 2 out of 5
- Aval/Poha/Beaten Rice : 1 cup
- Oil : for Frying
- Onion : 1 (finely chopped)
- Green Chilies: 3-4 (according to your spice level – finely chopped)
- Asafoetida : a pinch
- Ginger : 1 tsp (grated or chopped finely)
- Rice flour : 2 tbsp
- Curry Leaves : 4-5 (chopped)
- Coriander Leaves : 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
- Grated Coconut : 2 tbsp (optional)
- Salt : to taste
Method Of Preparation:
- Soak aval/poha for 10-15 minutes.
- After that drain the excess water from aval and lightly mash it with your hands or using a spatula.
- Now add all the remaining ingredients except oil (which is for frying).
- Make sure you don’t add water into it.
- Make small round balls out of that mixture and flatten it using your hands (as shown in pic)
- Now heat oil in a pan.
- Deep fry those vadas till it becomes golden brown and crisp.
- Serve it hot with chutney.
- Deep fry it in a non-stick pan or cast iron pan so that way it won’t stick into the bottom of the pan. Don’t use stainless steel for frying.
- While making vada, if the mixture is too thick, dip fingers into a bowl of water and try to shape.
- If you feel the mixture is watery you can adjust it with adding some besan or rice flour.