instant aval vadai poha vada video recipe
Instant Aval Vadai
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Soaking Time
20 mins

Learn ´╗┐to make instant aval

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Sangeetha Priya
  • Red Poha or Regular Poha - 1 Cup refer notes
  • Thick Yogurt - 3/4 Cup Plus
  • Water - 3/4 Cup or Buttermilk 1.5 Cups
  • Chopped Onion - 1/3 Cup
  • Grated Ginger - 1 Tbsp
  • Chopped Green Chili - 1 Tbsp
  • Rice Flour - 1/4 Cup
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/3 Cup loosely packed
  • Salt - 1 tsp or as Needed
  • Oil - As Needed
  1. Soak aval in buttermilk (reserve 1/4 cup always and add if necessaror thick yogurt plus water mixture for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile get ready with other ingredients.
  3. Finely chop onion, ginger, coriander leaves and green chillis.
  4. After 20 minutes, gently mash the soaked poha with hands as shown in the video.
  5. Add rice flour, salt, green chilis and grated or chopped ginger to it.
  6. Mix them well, later add chopped onion and coriander leaves.
  7. Mix all together, adjust salt and the vada mixture has to be a non sticky consistency as shown in the video.
  8. If not adjust with more rice flour and refer NOTES section.
  9. Heat oil in the pan, when its hot, shape the vadas with hole in the center as shown and gently add 2-4 at a time.
  10. Flip both sides on and off and deep fry till they turn golden brown.
  11. Serve with chutney and tea or coffee.
  12. Here i served with peanut chutney and turmeric milk :-)
Recipe Notes
  1. If using Regular white or thin Poha it takes just 10 minutes of soaking time.
  2. After the soak if the poha looks gooey then squeeze the excess water out also squeeze the vada mixture anytime to bring it to right consistency.
  3. Also you can fix the gooey vada mixture with more rice flour.
  4. Adding onion is up to your choice during those festival days.