Tuesday 31 August 2021

Aval Vadai Recipe/Poha Vadai Recipe/Flattened Rice Vadai Recipe – Easy Aval Vadai in just 20 minutes

Aval/Poha/Flattened Rice vadai is an easy, quick and tempting vadia recipe that can be made in  jiffy and served as evening snacks for kids. The best part of this vadai is that it does not involve any grinding and requires just few ingredients that is readily available in the kitchen pantry.Do try out this scrumptious and delectable Aval Vadai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Starters/EveningSnacks/Appetizers here and other Vadai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Aval Vadai with step by step photos…


Aval/Poha/Flattened Rice

2 cups


¾ cup

Rice Flour

2 tbsp

Red Chilli Flakes

½ tsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

1 tsp


1 finely chopped

Green Chillies

2 finely chopped


½  inch piece finely chopped

Curry leaves/Karuvepillai

6-8 finely chopped

Cilantro/Coriander Leaves

1 tbsp finely chopped


As needed


For Frying the vadais

Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                            Recipe Category: Starters/Appetizers

Cooking Time: 25 minutes                              Recipe Cuisine: Indian  

Author: Priya Anandakumar

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Wash the flattened rice/aval/poha with water thoroughly and drain the water completely. You can use thin/thick poha to make this vadai, which ever is available. When using thick poha add little water along with yogurt to soak the poha.

Now add curd/yogurt to the aval/poha and mix really well and let it soak completely for about 10-15 minutes. Mix well with your hand to make a thick mixture.

Now add 2 tbsp of rice flour, to the aval and mix really well. This is remove the excess moisture and makes the vadai crispy as well.

Add chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger, cilantro to the aval mixture.

Add red chilli flakes, cumin seeds, required salt to the mixture.

Mix everything completely well with your hand.

Make small balls and flatten it as shown in the photo[similar to masala vadai].

Heat oil in a kadai, drop a small piece of aval mixture to the oil, if it floats up then the oil is ready to make vadais.

Slide the flattened vadai into the oil slowly. Cook the vadai evenly on all the sides and changes to beautiful golden brown color.

Drain it out of the oil and transfer it to bowl lined with paper towel.

Yummy, delicious, crispy and tempting Aval Vadai/Poha VAdai is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with any chutney of your choice or they taste great without any side dish as well.

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