Tuesday 21 November 2017

Poha Vada (Flattened Rice Vada)

Poha Vada (Flattened Rice Vada)  

Poha is one of the most popular breakfast dish, having a very big consumer base. Whether it is north or west, popularity of poha is pretty high. At least once or twice this is cooked in our homes and we feel delighted to relish it.

Similarly if you are from south, idli or dosa or vada would be your favourite to start your mornings. However real challenge with South Indian breakfast is that you need to ensure your material is ready one night before. So you have to keep the batter ready beforehand itself.

Here I faced a tricky situation when family desired to have Vada with Sambhar and I didn't have the batter. So I thought and came up with an innovative concept to make Vada from Poha i.e. flattened rice (also known as Chura in some places). This is easily digestible and easily available. So try this at home

Preparation Time :  30 Min

Cooking Time : 20 Min

Ingredients :  

  • Poha 1 Cup
  • Curd 1/2 Cup
  • Rice flour 1 Tablespoon
  • Bread slice 2 no.
  • Onion 1 medium size chopped
  • Green chillies 2 Chopped
  • Ginger Chopped 1 Tea spoon
  • Curry leaves 8 to 10
  • Black pepper corn 8 to 10 crushed
  • Pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil for frying
Procedure :  
  • In a bowl take poha wash it and transfer this into strainer. So that poha doesn't absorb too much water and became messy. Keep it a side in a strainer.

  • Finish all cutting and chopping
  • In a bowl take poha add chopped onion, rice flour, curry leaves, green chilly, pinch of hing, crushed pepper corn, ginger

  • Soak bread in water as shown in picture. Remove excess of water. crush it and add with breast of the mixture along with curd and salt

  • Now mix all ingredients nicely you will get a dough like texture

  • Take a small portion of mixture and form flat tikki with whole in middle as shown in picture 
  • Prepare all the vadas and keep aside

  • In a pan heat oil once the oil is hot deep fry vada in this on medium flame. Till it is cook from both the side

  • once it is cook take out from pan and keep it on kitchen towel so that the excess of oil is removed

  • Enjoy this with a sambar, chutney and a cup of tea ..

  • If you like you can add few cashew nuts to this it will give some nutty taste
  • If dough is too much sticky add some bread crumbs to this otherwise your vada will be too much oily 

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