Poha Fritters ..When Amma told me about this recipe, I was excited to make it for the kids. It seems she saw this recipe on TV and she passed on this recipe to me. I was thinking hat poha in a vada will probably absorb more oil. But it didn't seem to. I made this for my 8 yr old's after school snack and I was pleased to offer these crispy treats to her. For those of you who don't like these too crispy, I think rice flour can be minimally used. I made these with no green chillies as my kids don't eat spicy stuff and it was mainly aimed at them while my husband could enjoy the spicy Mirchi Bajjis. 

Ingredients - 

Chick Pea Flour / Besan / Senaga Pindi 1/2 cup
Rice Flour 1/2 cup
Poha/ Atukulu 1/2 cup
Onion Chopped 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Green Chillies 3-4 (or as per taste)
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Coriander leaves Chopped 2 Tbsp
Salt as needed
Oil For Deep Frying 3-4 cups

Note - 
1.Onions can be substituted with cabbage specially if it has to be offered to God as naivedyam. 
2.Also Garlic can be eliminated if it is not preferred.

Method Of Preparation - 

Soak Poha (the thick variety) in water for about 10-15 min. Squeeze out the water and add to a mixing bowl.

Add Besan, Rice Flour, Chopped Onion, Green chillies, ginger garlic paste (I didn't add), coriander leaves, salt and mix well. (Mint also can be used. I didn't add green chillies as I made this for the kids. Just added a little mirchi powder)

Add a little water to make a stiff dough. Be careful not to add too much water as it tends to become watery pretty easily. Sprinkle water gradually while mixing until a stiff dough is made.

Take appropriate portions of the dough and make discs. I made discs of 1 1/2 inch diameter.

In a deep frying pan, heat oil and when the oil is perfect for frying, gently slide these discs without crowding the pan and fry till the bubbles disappear or until they turn golden brown in color. Drain them onto kitchen paper towels. We like to sprinkle Black Salt, dip in ketchup and enjoy!

This aptly goes to the Bookmarked event hosted by Aipi and Priya Mitharwal.

Preparation Time 40 min 
Makes 15 vadas

Posted by Harini on Tuesday, December 7, 2010


  1. subhashini Says:
  2. I have bookmarked this recipe and surely try soon

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Wat a crispy vadas, feel like grabbing some.

  5. Very inviting poha vadas..

  6. Krishna(KP) Says:
  7. Thank you very much for this , I tried it y'day , it was quick, tasty and good. The shape was not the way as shown , the taste was awesome.

    Thanks again, u are awesome

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