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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Poee Bara ( Malabar Spinach Vada )

Cooking Time Required : 10-15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 15-20 rupees

Ingredients: Poee/Malabar spinach ( 1 bunch ), potato (1 medium, cut into small
pieces), red chilli powder/ finely chopped green chillis (1/2 tsp or to taste),
besan/gram flour ( 4-5 tsp), cumin powder ( 1/4 tsp), cumin powder ( 1/4 tsp), ginger garlic paste (1/4 tsp), salt to taste, oil for cooking.

Preparation: Wash and clean the poee leaves. Cut into small pieces. Keep aside. Cut the potato into small pieces. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl except for the oil.

Mix well. Add a little water if required to bind the mixture (normally the poee &
potato will leave some amt of water).

Cooking: Heat a pan. Add 2-3 tsp oil.

Dump fistfuls of the mixture on the pan and slightly flatten it out . Drizzle with some more oil.

Cook on both sides for 3-4 mins or till done.

Serve hot with rice and dal / or as snacks .


  1. tats a yummy n crispy vada...addition of cut pieces potato is interesting...looks too good

  2. Yummy snack...love to have with hot tea..

  3. Looks so crunchy... Perfect for tea-time..

  4. Looks soo yummy..nice idea to hav poi n a diff way..will try it soon..:)

    I shared some awards with u...please collect them from my blog...tc..enjoy..:)

  5. Dear AOF
    Very nice recipe! Never had this before! Now that lot of Poee is available, I am going to try it. In fact today I am cooking, Poee, with Kakharu and chhoto chinguDi...
    Have a nice day

  6. Delicious bora, we prepare poee as chechki with potato, pumpkin,and hilsa fish heads. Never try this way a must try for me.

  7. Plz pass on some of that Poee Chinguri you are cooking.....i love that dish!!!!

  8. Sutapa....i think the dish you are referring to is called Chencheda in Orissa....plz correct me if i am wrong.

  9. Thanks a lot for the awards Mugdha.....


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