Poha Aloo Pakoda Video by Tarla Dalal

Poha Aloo Pakoda Video by Tarla Dalal

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The Poha Aloo Pakoda is a scrumptious snack that you can quickly and easily prepare in the evenings to serve with tea or coffee. It is very simple and uses minimal ingredients, so you do not have to think twice about making it even after a busy day. After all, some days are worth celebrating, with or without a reason, and who wants to have just biscuits with their tea on such days?

Recipe Description for Poha Aloo Pakoda, Quick Evening Snack

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Makes 15 pakodas
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1 1/4 cups thick beaten rice (jada poha)
1/2 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
green chutney
tomato ketchup

  1. Clean and wash the rice flakes in a sieve in enough water.
  2. Transfer the poha into a deep bowl, add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 15 equal portions.
  4. Roll each portion into a ball.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few pakodas at a time till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  6. Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.


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