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Aval Vadai | Poha Vada

Aval Vadai is instant, a quick easy snack made with poha and easily available ingredients. Let us learn to make Aval Vadai Recipe with step by step pictures and video.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings15 vadais
AuthorSharmilee J


  • oil to deep fry

To mix:

  • 1 heaped cup aval(thin poha)
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1/3 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1/2 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 no green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt
  • water as needed


  • Rinse poha well, drain water completely. By now it should have turned soft as I used thin poha. If you use thick poha then soak for few mins then proceed for it to soften. To a mixing bowl add all the ingredients listed under 'to mix'.
  • Mix this well first. Add little water if the mixture is too dry. The mixture should be moist and not too dry. Now make a small lemon sized ball.
  • Flatten it slightly. Repeat to finish.
  • Heat oil add the vadais in batches. Keep flame in medium flame, turn over and fry until golden brown. Repeat to finish. Enjoy Aval Vada!



  • Flame should be in medium while frying else it may drink more oil.
  • Also the mixture should be only slightly moist for it to hold together.
  • It should not too tight else it may crumble while frying.
  • I used thin poha so just while rinsing itself it became soft.
  • If you use thick poha you need to soak for few mins.
Nutrition Facts
Aval Vadai | Poha Vada
Amount Per Serving (25 g)
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0.2mg0%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 0.3g1%
Vitamin A 119IU2%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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