July 14, 2016

Aval / Poha pakodas

A chatpata snack which can be made very easily for the evening snack or school return snack or for unexpected guests. It is also a very different starter for any party or potluck. This pakodas stay crispier for a very long time and tastes yummy than besan flour pakodas...

Pre time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients for making Aval / Poha pakodas:

Aval / Poha / Rice flakes  2 cups
Finely chopped onions 1 cup
Finely chopped ginger and green chillies 1 tea spoon each
Finely Chopped curry leaves, mint leaves and coriander leaves hand ful
Raw rice flour 3 table spoons spoons
Besan flour 3 tea spoons
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

How to make Aval / Poha Pakodas?

Wash the Pohas and soak them in water for 15 minutes.
Then palce them in a strainer and take the water completely out.
Squeeae the poha and put them in a broad bowl.

Add all the chopped items, salt and flours.
Mix well with hand.
Heat oil in a pan.

Take rough balls of small size and drop them in oil.
Fry them in medium flame to dark brown and serve.


  1. They came out so good..as you said,they were really crispy.the downside is they absorbed a lot of oil as i did not drain poha well.i made mini dosas with leftover batter and they came out yumm..thank you for the recipe.