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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vengaya Pakoda / Onion Pakoda (Onion Fritters)

Today the weather was a little cold. We went out for egg hunt this afternoon and came back home. We didn't have any other plan for the evening. Chilly weather and lazy evening - what else reason you need for pakodas??  


Ingredients
Besan Flour, 1 cup
Onions (finely chopped), 1 no.
Curry leaves, 2 sprigs
Cilantro(finely chopped) handful
Turmeric Powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli Powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida, a pinch
Salt to taste
Butter- 1 teaspoon
Water, to knead
Oil, to deep fry

Directions
  • In a bowl, combine flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder, asafoetida ,salt and to this mix onion, curry leaves & cilantro.
  • Add water little by little to this mixture till they are incorporated well. Then add butter to this and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and drop the spoonful of batter one after the other into the oil. . Avoid  overcrowding as they will not result in crispy pakoda.
  • Fry them till they are golden brown. Drain them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Serve them hot.

10 comments:

  1. yummy....i love pakoras ;)

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  2. Great snack...quick and easy!

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  3. Are these also called pakoras? I would usually eat pakoras in a punjabi stall and i love them. especially dip in the minty chillies.

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    1. Yes these are similar to that. South Indian version. :)

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  4. Very tempting fritters,luks cripy and yum...

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  5. so yummy fritters, perfect for cold or rainy days..

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  6. Yummy pakoras, has come out nice and crispy..

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  7. Thanks for the comments, Ladies.. :)

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