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Poha Pakoda Recipe (Flattened Rice Fritters)

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Poha Pakoda

Poha Pakoda

Poha is flattened or beaten rice and pakodas are fritters. This crisp and crunchy dish is prepared with flattened rice and a number of spices along with a few other ingredients. Serve it as an anytime snack.

Cook Time

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20 min

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3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup poha (flattened rice)
  • 4 tbsp dahi (yoghurt)
  • 6 tbsp besan (gram flour/brown chickpea flour)
  • 1 potato, finely grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powdert
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • Water as needed, to make besan batter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tbsp hara dhania (cilantro), chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled, finely grated, and kept in water
  • Oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. Put the poha in a large sieve and wet them by pouring a glass of water over it. Mix well by hand, then discard the drained-out water and squeeze the poha lightly to extract the extra water.
  2. Put the wettened poha in a large bowl. Add the dahi and mix well. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, put the besan in a bowl. Add salt, garam masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and amchur powder. Add a little water and mix well to make a thick smooth lump-free paste. Add a little more water and whisk well for 2-3 minutes to make a thick batter.
  4. After the poha and dahi mixture has rested for 10 minutes, knead it for 1 minute. Add the besan batter, chopped onion, chopped green chillies, grated ginger, kasuri methi, and hara dhania. Squeeze the grated potato to remove the water and add it, as well.
  5. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. If needed, add a little water. The prepared pakora mixture should have a thick consistency.
  6. Heat oil in a kadahi on medium heat. When the oil is hot, drop in spoonfuls of the mixture by hand (or spoon), and fry until crisp and golden. Transfer the cooked pakoras to a plate. Fry the rest of the pakoras similarly.
  7. Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Poha Pakoda Recipe (Flattened Rice Fritters)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 23, 2020:

You must try this then, Devika. Thank you.

Devika Primic on June 23, 2020:

I enjoy spicy tasting recipes and this sounds a great idea for me

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 19, 2020:

I agree this is absolutely delish, Liza. Thank you.

Liza from USA on June 19, 2020:

This can be a yummy snack at home while watching TV. I would preferably dipping it with some chili sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Rajan!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 17, 2020:

Thank you, Flourish.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 17, 2020:

Very easy, Aurelio. Give it a shot. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 17, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy!

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 17, 2020:

Just the looks of this recipe was yummy and I would like to try it. You had me with “potato.”

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 16, 2020:

Another wonderful recipe from your kitchen. I've never had these but they look yummy. Looks easy enough for us to try.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 16, 2020:

I'll bet that these fritters are delicious! Thanks for another good recipe, Rajan.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 16, 2020:

You are welcome, Pamela. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 16, 2020:

Thank you for your kind words, Bill. I will pass on this compliment to my wife who deserves this. Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 15, 2020:

This is a very interesting recipe and I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Rajan.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 15, 2020:

You must be a wonderful cook, my friend. I would imagine your home has some very lovely fragrances at dinner time. :)