Ponkh Wada

Ponkh Wada

A seasonal delicacy is a must during the chilly winters


  • 200gms Ponkh (Fresh Jowar/Sorghum)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3tbsps coriander, chopped
  • 1tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1tsp green chilli paste
  • 1tsp red chilli powder
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 3/4th cup besan
  • 1/4th cup rice flour
  • 1.5 tbsp oil + for frying
  • Water, as required
  • Salt, to taste


  • Wash & drain the ponkh to get rid of any excess water. In a mixer grinder, grind 3/4th of the ponkh coarsely.
  • Remove in a bowl & add the remaining ponkh, along with rest of the ingredients except water.
  • Mix thoroughly to incorporate, now add very little water at a time & mix.
  • Make a very thick batter & rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, once the oil is hot then using your hands or a small teaspoon, add small dollops of the wada batter.
  • Do not over crowd the kadai, once its golder on one side, carefully turn to the other side.
  • Remove on absorbent paper & serve hot with imli chutney or dhania chutney.


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