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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Aval (Poha) Pakora

Its was raining all day at my place and had to do something to brighten it up.Nothing like having pakoras with a hot cup of chai on such a dull day. I headed out to the kitchen and made this simple dish !!


Aval(Poha) - 2 cups
Onion - 1
Green Chilly - 1 or 2 as per taste
Besan - 2 Tbs
Ginger - a piece
Curry leaves
Salt to taste


1. Wash the poha and set aside for 5 minutes.
2. Cut the onion,ginger and green chillies into small pieces.
3. Mash the poha completely adding hot water as required.
4. Once fully mashed add onion,green chillies,ginger,besan,salt and curry leaves and make into a dough.This should NOT be too watery and will hold together.
5. Heat oil in a pan.
6. Using the dough pinch small pieces with your hand directly into the oil.
7. Deep fry both sides and remove on to a paper towel to soak excess oil.

Serve hot with a steaming cup of tea !!

Aval Pakora:


  • At 12:14 AM, Blogger Prema Sundar said…

    Hi Jayshree,
    Aval pakora looks nice. I havent tasted pakoras in Aval. I have a big bag of aval in my shelf and i was wondering what to do with that.. thanks for the recipe.

  • At 7:34 AM, Anonymous shilpa said…

    Aval pakodas? Now..that is something new..Thanks for sharing Jayashree.

  • At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Madhuli said…

    That's a superb recipe Jayashree.Thaks for sharing.Am going to make it today!Thanx for sharing.

  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger Jayashree said…

    That's an interesting recipe...I have a bag of poha that's been on my kitchen shelf for a while 'coz it turns soggy when i use it for upma...sound like it will be perfect for pakoras, though.

  • At 4:06 PM, Blogger indianadoc said…

    I have plenty of aval waiting for a release...somehow we both are not aval fans...but u and shilpa have given me plenty of options to try with Poha...thanx a lot!

  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger KrishnaArjuna said…

    I never tried aval pakora before, looks delicious.

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Cooking Memoir said…

    Did not know you can make pakoras in aval. Sounds easy and will be a great snack.

  • At 10:38 PM, Blogger HariPriya said…

    hi..tht looks gr8...thnx for sharing..can u pls gimme any idea of a north indian thail(veg)..thnx

  • At 9:18 AM, Anonymous jayshree said…

    Nice to know so many of you liked it.Do give it a try & let me know if you liked.

    Thanks all for droping by

  • At 2:48 PM, Blogger Latha said…

    Hi Jayshree,
    This is new to me. Sounds yummy! Will definitely give this a try.


  • At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Shree said…

    Aval pakoda.. have never tasted it till now..
    something new to try out
    Thnx for the recipe


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