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Poha Vada Quick Evening Snack Recipe | South Asian Groceries Online

A quick evening snack recipe that's delicious, easy and simple to prepare is Poha Vada also known as flattened rice fritters. It hardly takes 20 minutes to make out a fresh crispy mouth-watering poha vada at home instantly. The snack tastes the best with tamarind chutney and also goes well with mint chutney too. A cup of masala tea/chai with this poha vada as a combination makes a perfect evening snack.


Ingredients required for the preparation of the recipe:

Oil for deep frying or to follow healthy tips you can just pan fry or air fry the vada

2 Tablespoons of finely chopped coriander

½ an inch of grated ginger

Salt to taste or according to the preference

One cup of poha/flattened rice/atukulu/aval

1 Small finely chopped onion

2 Tablespoons of finely chopped mint leaves

3 Tablespoons of corn starch or all-purpose flour - add more as it depends on how moist is the poha

2 or 3 finely chopped green chillies


  1. Clear wash the poha twice to thrice with water and soak the poha for about 3 minutes by adding some more water. 
  2. Squeeze the excess water from the poha after draining the water completely and set aside the poha for about 5 minutes. This makes the poha soft.
  3. Take the poha and press it to make it a bit soft.
  4. Now add the finely chopped ingredients of onions, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and mint leaves along with corn starch and salt.
  5. Mix all of them well together and check for adjusting the taste and seasoning.
  6. To make the mix into vada, you may need to sprinkle some water or add more corn starch.
  7. Heat the oil in a pan for deep frying the vada.
  8. Wet your hands with water and make the shape of vada as per your taste by taking a small portion of the dough and flattening it slightly.
  9. Now after the oil gets a little bit hotter, deep fry the vada on a medium flame until it turns to light brown.
  10. Serve the delicious, mouth-watering, easy to make instant crispy poha vada with tamarind or mint chutney of your choice.