Thursday, March 4, 2010

Avalakki Vada

My first recipe on this blog.

I plan to send this recipe for the contest held here.

We have enjoyed this snack on many cold evenings ....

Avalakki Vada

(Beaten rice / Poha Vada)


Thick Poha: 2 cups
Ginger: Finely chopped
Red Onion (small): Finely chopped
Green Chillies: 2 - Finely cut
Cilantro: Chopped
Curry leaves: Finely cut
Salt: To taste
Oil : For frying

Step1: Soak the poha in water so it gets soft.
Step 2: Drain the water from poha and mash it
Step 3: Add the rest ingredients
Step 4: Make small balls and flatten it
Step 5: Put oil in a Deep bottom vessel (Kadai) and heat it
Step 6: Once oil is hot, deep fry the flattened vadas on low flame.
Step 7: Remove from oil when golden brown and strain excess oil on tissue paper
Step 8: Serve hot with Ketchup

1. Soaked poha is moist and should be easy to mash and easily mixes with other ingredients and takes any shape given. If its not taking desired shape, add a table spoon of Besan to the mixture.
2. Always fry on low flame ... if not it doesn't get cooked evenly.
3. Firmly press the vadas, if not they might split in oil.
4. If Thick poha is not available, you may use thin poha, but it gets soggy when soaked in water, so just sprinkle water on it to make it soft. You will need 3 cups though.

Enjoy !


The Print Lover said...

I like recipes like this where I dont have to go shopping for some ingredients.

Good luck CA!

noon said...

This sounds totally delish and easy to make also! Thanks - will try it out sometime.

starry eyed said...

Seconding TPL, all the best!

Pixie said...

All the best CA! :)
Excellent recipe to try over the weekend! :D
Thank you for sharing it!! :)

Swaram said...

Nice one CA .. gud luck :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new dish to me. thanks for your entry.. will try this one.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@TPL: Me too ... me too .... anything readily available, I have no problem trying new dishes :)

@Noonie: Let me know if you liked it.

@THanks Starry

@Pixie: Do try it out .... its an easier version of Ambode :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Thanks Swaru for your wishes :)

@Mahima: Please try it out ... hopefully you like it.

mim said...

photos pls

AverageJane said...

Wow! Nice and easy and delish I'm sure. :)

AverageJane said...

Tried it for Saturday snack. Was excellent. My mom makes a very similar tasting akki vade.. for which she adds rice flour to boiling water and the other ingredients..

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@AJ: So glad you liked it .... now I need to try the rice flour version :)

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Malar Gandhi said...

Avalakki vade sounds awesome, must be very crispy and appetizing...

ChoxBox said...

sounds yum, good luck!


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