Poha Pakoda

Poha or flattened rice pakoda is a hot and yummy pakoda made of poha , boiled potato, crushed peanuts  and some spices. Chopped onions can also be added but totally  optional. This is quick and easy dish which can be a great evening snack or after school snack for kids or a great appetizer for any kind of party.

 This recipe goes to week 1- day 3 of Blogging Marathon 95. Here goes the recipe........


Poha / Flattened rice 2 cup
Potato 1 large
Green chili paste 1 spoon
Ginger paste 1/2 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup
Chopped curry leaves 3 spoons
Roasted and crushed peanuts 2 spoons ( optional )
Salt to taste
Crushed roasted cumin 1 teaspoon
Oil for deep frying
Corn flour 2 spoons


Wash poha and drain the water completely.
Add it to mixing bowl, also add boiled and mashed potato, green chili and ginger paste.
Also add cumin powder, chopped cilantro and curry leaves.
Add crushed peanuts, salt and combine everything well.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Make a paste out of corn flour adding little water to it. 

Make small balls or like small patties and dip them in corn flour mixture.
Remove  and  drop them in oil to deep fry.
Deep fry till golden brown and crisp.
You can even make small patties out of the mixture and deep fry them. 
Remove and place them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve hot with ketchup or hot sauce.

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Gayathri Kumar said...

I recently made Vadas out of Poha and the texture was so good. Your version with potatoes and peanuts sounds amazing. When deep fried these vadas would make a great snack for kids.

veena said...

Love these pakodas. I can have them right now. Lovely share

Priya Suresh said...

Poha pakoda rocks, i dont mind munching some anytime of the day. Very crispy and dangerously delicious pakodas there.

Swati said...

Need some of these right now!! So delicious bites.. no one can eat just one.. Looks so yumm!! Nice and easy recipe.

Harini R said...

This poha pakoda sounds very unique and yumm.

Suma Gandlur said...

I can tell that the potatoes have made these poha pakodas very inviting. Love the texture of these fritters.

Chef Mireille said...

I have some poha in the cabinet and these look wonderful to try - think I will make these for new years - they look fantastic

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

That is such a quick and easy evening snack to make. Looks so delicious and I am sure my boys would love it. I am bookmarking the recipe to make soon.

Srivalli said...

These pakodas look amazing Sushma, love it to core!

Pavani said...

What an interesting pakoda recipe with poha. They look so crispy and delicious.