Nov 5, 2008

Cruchy Pakodas

Paal ( milk ) saadam ( rice ) has been a dinner in our
place daily..The great side dish for the paal saadam
is Pakoda..There is a sweet shop in my place which is
popular . They make everything fresh everyday.People
throng the shop when it opens in the afternoon.Their
pakodas are very popular and so we never made an attempt
to make it at home . After getting married I missed this pakoda
and started experimenting . This recipe is close to that taste.
Ingredients
Onion ( chopped ) - 2 big
Besan flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - a pinch
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves chopped - few
Saunf - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tblsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
Method
  • In a big bowl add baking soda , ghee , onion and salt.
  • Rub well to form a thick foamy texture. Leave it aside for 10 min.The water in the onion will ooze out.
  • Add besan and rice flour and all the other ingredients to this and mix well.
  • Add 2 tblsp of water and form a tough dough.Don't add more water.The pakodas will become soggy.
  • Heat oil in a kadai . Once it is hot take a handful dough and drop the dough into small bites in the oil.
  • Fry well in the oil.Remove it when it reaches golden color and drain it in the paper towel.

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25 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely,this is another mouthwatering pakoda I am seeing today.Pass it over please,absolutely tempting

Roopa said...

Wow I love pakodas a lot:) The weather now is very suitable for having some :)

Divya Vikram said...

We too have paal satham often.Many ppl laugh at the combination.I think only ppl from Sivakasi have this tradition of eating pakoda with paal satham. And akka, this post has no title.Please check.

Laavanya said...

We love onion pakodas at home too.. my husband always asks for it every chance he gets :)

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DEESHA said...

yumm .. sounds lovely .. I love pakodas too

Cham said...

We too back home our dinner was a simple paal sadam and pakoda or chips :) or sometimes plain paal sadam ...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I totally agree with you, its definitely the best with Paal saadam... Yet another nice recipe from you...

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

wow! those pakodas are so tempting. all time favorite.

Sireesha said...

Amazing and mouth wateriing pakodas kamala:))

Madhu said...

Pakodas everywhere..looks very crunchy like your recipe.

Kalai said...

Mmmm... Perfectly crunchy, Kamala! :)

Uma said...

Would you mind if I grab that plate of yummy pakodas and finish it? The dull weather here is making me crave for those delicious pakodas Kamala! I remember (when I was a kid) I used to eat paalannam only when I have a fever, he he!

Medhaa said...

would love to have this with some tea

Vidhya said...

Perfect for this weather. Love it

Bhawana said...

wow crunchy pakora :). I just saw one pakoda in other blog. superb. I can taste it with tomato sauce. u temped me so much to make. Let weekend come now :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai.first time to ur blog........nice collection of recipes...........hv added u to my list

Srivalli said...

wow..kamala..thats my all time fav!..:) though I don't actually remember eating paal sadam..maybe for my daughter..heheh...checked your masala sundal..looks great..sorry was little held up with jfi round up!..good going though!

Divya Kudua said...

Pakodas pakodas everywhere...tempting me so much...I want pakodaaaaaaaassss;-)

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Happy cook said...

I love pakodas and this looks crunchy delicious

lakshmi said...

you have paal saadam! ok, so i am reminded of this incident when my mom tried to convince me that paal saadam is tasty and good for health. my friend's older sister would have this everyday - i was 6 years old and she would lecture me on how wonderful paal saadam is. you think i was convinced - no way :D

Priya said...

Crispy pakodas kamala...even we too have with paal sadham..

Madhuram said...

Pakodas are my all time favorite. But I'm not aware of this combination until now.

Packiya said...

I am from Sivakasi. Pakoda is the most fast selling snack in hundreds of sweet shops in Sivakasi. I never tasted this crispy pakoda anywhere than here. As for now I never tried pakoda at home, now I want to try now.