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Poha-Bread Vada

| March 15, 2013 Comment

poha-bread vada

Poha-bread vada is a perfect afternoon snack when you need a quick boost of energy. This crispy treat is sure to delight kids and adults.

If you don’t have bread-crumbs, you can use 1/2 cup mashed potato. The vadas will have a softer texture, but will still be crunchy on the outside and delicious!

Servings: 6 (16-18 vadas)
Cooking Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups poha (pressed rice, rice flakes)
  • 3 slices bread, ground into bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp coarsely ground peanuts
  • 3-4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 4-5 tbsp coriander (cilantro) leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


  1. Soak poha for 5 minutes in water and then drain the water.
  2. Add the bread crumbs and all the other ingredients and mix to form a firm dough. Add a little water if required.
  3. Take a small ball of the mixture and make a pattie or vada, pressing the mixture firmly, so it doesn’t break apart in the oil when frying.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep-frying pan, and fry the vadas till golden brown and crisp.
  5. Serve the poha-bread vadas hot, with ketchup or ginger chutney.


Category: Vegan Appetizer Recipes, Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes, Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes - No-Onion No-Garlic

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