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Nadia Bara Recipe

Nadia Bara Recipe

Nadia Bara or Coconut Vada (ନଡ଼ିଆ ବରା) is a traditional and popular dish from the Indian state of Odisha. It is a type of fried dumpling made from a mixture of rice flour, grated coconut and lentils. The dish is also known as "Narkeli Bara" or "Narkel Bara" and is a popular snack or breakfast item. You can even have it as a side item with your lunch.

To make Nadia Bara, you will need the following ingredients:

  1. 1 cup rice flour
  2. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  3. 1/4 cup urad dal (split black gram) or chana dal
  4. 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  5. 1-inch ginger, finely chopped
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil for deep-frying


  • Soak urad dal or chana dal in water for at least 2 hours.
  • Drain the water and grind the dal in a food processor or grinder with green chilies and ginger.
  • Mix the ground dal, rice flour, grated coconut, and salt together to make a dough.
  • Shape the dough into small balls
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai.
  • Once the oil is hot, gently drop the balls into the oil.
  • Fry the Nadia Bara until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain the Nadia Bara on a paper towel to remove excess oil
  • Serve it hot with chutney or dahi.

Delicious Naida Bara for Breakfast

Coconut Bara is a delicious and healthy snack that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The combination of rice flour, grated coconut, and lentils gives it a unique and delicious flavor. The addition of ginger and green chilies adds a nice hint of spiciness to the dish. It is a perfect snack for any time of the day and can be enjoyed as breakfast or a snack.

N.B.: This photograph is taken by Manas Muduli and published here with his permission.

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