An Ideal and Unique deep fried Snack Recipe made with Semolina , Beaten Rice(poha), fresh herbs and sour buttermilk.

Buttermilk Vada

By Rakhi Negi

May, 25th


4 persons
Cook Time
30 minutes
9 - 11


  • 1 cup thick poha,
  • 1/2 cup suji,
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup rice flour,
  • 2tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes,
  • 1 tsp ginger chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,
  • to taste salt ,
  • 1tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • In a bowl place seive and rinse 1cup poha, transfer the poha in another bowl and to it add rava, buttermilk,1/2 tsp and mix them nicely. Cover & Keep it aside to rest for 25-30 minutes. Make sure poha & rava absorbs the buttermilk properly. Once done to it add chilli ginger paste, chopped coriander, cumin seeds, chilli flakes, seasme seeds, coconut.
  • Squeeze and mix well making sure that everything is well combined. Further add rice flour and mix forming a soft dough.
  • Grease hand with oil & pinch small ball size portion from dough. Flatten slightly & with help of cookie cutter give the desired shape you want & make a hole in the centre. Repeat the process for entire dough.. Deep fry the wadas in hot oil keeping the flame medium.
  • Stirr occasionally and fry until turn golden and crisp. Once done drain off the vada on kitchen towel. Buttermilk vada are ready to serve,enjoy with your preferred choice of chutney/ dip..


For rich flavor make sure to take sour buttermilk. Poha & Rava should be properly soaked else the vada will not be good. For Enhancing the taste, Choice of vegetables can be added in the mixture.