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Vermicelli Pakoda/Fritters- Healthy easy snack

Since we have moved to Bangkok I never got an opportunity to use my appam pan, mainly because it wasn't induction friendly and I don't have a gas stove in here. With endless google searches I finally found a product which can help me use all the utensils which aren't induction friendly. More info you can find in Here. Also I would like to update, these induction disc converters were like a big savior for me since most of the stuff we cook back home were not induction friendly utensils and I bought them here since they were partners with me for a long time; I just didn't feel like leaving them behind. 

Well, so like I said I couldn't use my appam pans in here and hence when I started using it, I thought of various things which I can cook in them. I had already made Unniappams, Paniyarams which I have not documented yet (will do soon). Anyway so while searching for appam pan recipes, my search ended Here (as of now) and decided to make this snack. 

With lockdown I am sure everyone is demanding snacks like in my house and we need something which is quick, easy with limited supplies and also healthy. I have made them in appam pan 
(like mentioned before), if you don't have one you can also fry them like a normal pakoda/ fritters. If you wish to buy one, you can check Here. So here goes the recipe. Have made few changes to the original recipe to suit our taste little more, but it turned out amazing. Step by step images are given below for reference. 
You can check out other snack recipes HERE

Recipe courtesy : thebellyrulesthemind
  • 1/2 cup Vermicelli /cooked
  • 1 cup Gram Flour / Besan
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 Onions /chopped finely
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped
  • 3 Green chillies /chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup carrot diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn 
  • Coriander leaves /chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • Few Tbsp Water for binding
  1. Cook the vermicelli in a a pan of boiling water, drain and keep aside. takes about 5 -7 mins
  2. Take a bowl, add all the veggies, onions along with the drained vermicelli. Add Salt and mix well. 
  3. To this add besan/ gram flour and give it a nice mix. You need to add few tbsp water to make sure all the besan is coated well. 
  4. Check for salt, and season if needed. Add 2 tbsp rice flour, mix and coat well.
  5. Make small lemon size balls of this and keep aside
  6. Heat the Appam Pan and add few drops of oil on each kuzhi/ hole
  7. Add in the vermicelli balls in each hole and put the heat to medium and let it cook for 6-8 minutes .
  8. Keep rotating them, so you get nice and even color all through. 
  9. Serve them with some ketchup or any chutney of your choice. 

  • If you do not have an appam pan, you can fry them just like any other pakoda/ fritter. 
  • You can coat these with just rice flour if you do not have besan at home.
  • Add any quick cooking veggies of your choice. Spring onion is a great option
  • You can avoid rice flour if you don't have, its basically to give t a nice crunch. You can do without it as well
Hope you will try this recipe and let me know in comments how it turned out for you. 
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