I really wish to write a lengthy intro for this post, but with just half an hour for the day to officially end, I have no choice but to go straight to the recipe..
This is a crunchy snack that I made a few days back. It was so crunchy that the kids kept asking for more and even I could not stop with just one!!
Aval / pressed rice / poha is a used to make this crunchy tea time snack which goes to Blogging Marathon #54,Week 1, Day 2 , with the theme Deep fried love…
Red rice flakes-1 cup
Onion-1, finely chopped
Curry leaves- a few , chopped
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil – to deep fry
Wash the poha, drain . Add a little water mix and set aside for a few minutes. I let it stand for 15 minutes.By then the poha was soft.
Add the remaining ingredients[except the oil] and mix well. When you take a portion of the dough and press it with your fingers, it must hold the shape. Else add a little water.
Now take a small portion of the dough and roll it. Press it lightly and arrange them on a plate. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying and once the oil is hot, gently drop the vadas and deep fry till golden brown.Once done, drain with a slotted ladle.
Serve a snack with a cup of tea / coffee…
- I used red rice flakes. You can use the regular one too.
- The soaked poha should be soft to touch and you should be able to mash a few between your fingers.
- Once the oil is hot, lower the flame and fry. Else it will cooked on the out side faster than on the inside.
- First try frying one piece. If it holds its shape, add a few more pieces in the next batch.If the vada separates in oil, add a few spoons of oil to the dough mix and then try again.
- Instead of onion, grated coconut can be used.
- Saunf can be used instead of cumin seeds.