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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ragi Pakoda / Finger millet Fritters

It's summer here and the temperature is almost nearing 100 F everyday. In a weather like this, I hate to stand near the stove and deep fry anything. May be could just sit down and have something cold and light. But yesterday evening, there was some rain and temperature came down a little. Hubby was at home and demanded a evening snack,  so made this ragi pakoda. The one thing about pakodas I like the most is no pre -planning involved. If you want to make it, just cut up the onions, mix up all the ingredients, deep fry it and serve.

Ragi  Pakoda
What are the ingredients needed?

Ragi flour, 1 1/2 cups
Onion (chopped), 3/4 cup
Ginger- 2" grated
Curry leaves (chopped), 2 sprigs
Cilantro(chopped), 2 Tbs
Chilli powder, 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Water, to knead
Oil, to deep fry

How it is made?
  1. In a bowl combine flour, turmeric powder and chilli powder, salt and to this mix onions, grated ginger, curry leaves and chopped cilantro. 
  2. Add water little by little and keep kneading till they are incorporated well. Then add butter to this and mix well.
  3. In a skillet, heat enough oil to deep fry. Then deep fry the pakodas in batches. 
  4. Remove them from oil, drain them in paper towel and serve them with a cup of tea.
  • While adding water while kneading, take care to add right amount of water, too excess will make the pakoda soggy and too little will make it tough. 
  • Also while deep frying, don't over crowd the pakodas. Then they won't be crisp.


  1. wow...healthy and crispy pakodas....good idea :)

  2. never tried pakoda with ragi.. sounds good..

  3. crisp and healthy pakora.looks great.

  4. Looks crispy. Nice way to incorporate ragi in the diet.

  5. interesting twist...using ragi is a wonderful option..these look crunchy and delicious...and I love that teacup..no not the tea Divya..the cup itself is gorgeous:)

  6. Crispy and yummy pakodas,looks great...

  7. Delicious..so nice to have with ragi..

  8. Looks yum and a new recipe for me. Never made pakoda with ragi flour.

  9. Nice crispy ones!!!Never tried with ragi flour...

  10. New to me..But it sounds interesting.

  11. Thats a wonderful tea time snacks, feel like munching some.

  12. Crispy pakoda.And I love that tea cup looks so pretty :)

  13. Super tempting pakodas, looks so crispy.

  14. Crispy pakodas,perfect tea time snack.

  15. Nice variation from regular onion Pakodas..Can feel the crisp!!Liked the pic.

  16. A healthy alternative! Looks perfect for tea-time!


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