Saturday, November 21, 2015

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 3 comments
I decided to make this crunchy, crispy Pakoras off, before the rain stops.....
What is a rainy day, without getting up late?
What is a rainy day, without a cup of hot coffee or tea?
What is a rainy day....without these crisp pakoras/ pakodas??????? In the South, it is called Pakoda, while in the North, it is called pakoras.
This is also called தூள் பக்கோடா  ( Thool Pakoda), because it is just sprinkled over hot oil. It will not be a big lump, but it will be so many small pieces.


Rice flour - 1 1/2 cups
Besan flour - 3/4 cup
Rava/semolina/sooji - 3 tsps
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Onions - 3, finely chopped
Green chillies - 4, finely chopped
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves, washed and chopped - handful
Mint / pudina leaves, washed and chopped - handful
Very finely chopped ginger - 2 tsps
Curry leaves - handful
Ghee - 2 tsps
Baking powder - a small pinch
Salt to taste
Cooking oil to deep fry the pakodas

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Snack
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 30 mts

Serves 4-6 as an evening snack

Onions, ginger, green chillies, mint, coriander and curry leaves...all chopped and kept ready

Rice flour, besan, salt, chilli powder, hing, ghee, rava and baking powder all heaped.

Just sprinkle water little by little, and make it a crumbly dough. It should not be like chapathi dough. So, see to it that more water is not added, and it becomes a still softer dough.

Heat oil in  pan. 

Take a handful of the dough, gently crumble into the hot oil. Take care not to splash the oil on your hand. Drop them into oil  gently

Allow to cook well in hot oil, flames kept high

When it is done, the shshsh sound will stop, drain and take off

Drain in a colander, on a kitchen towel. Serve hot with tea or coffee. It will taste fantastic with curd rice too!!........(if anything is left uneaten!!!)

* A handful of broken cashews can be added too.
*Home-made pakoras are always much lighter when compared to store-bought ones, since they will be adding lot of dalda, which does not agree with many. And it will give you a very heavy feeling in the tummy.
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  1. Rain rain don,t go away,be there all the day,enable us to enjoy the garama garam pakode! Oh! What a recepi!!i don,t mind adding up kilos, won,t miss a chance to gobble a handful of this all time favorite ,aromatic pakoras! Pakodas! Or pakodes!! YUM...

  2. Semme! Dhool ! Pakoda.inda pakodakku munnal Endha HSB,A2B,Grand sweets,Nerungave mudiayadu!l

  3. Had the pleasure of having hot thool pakodas on a rainy evening prepared by the master herself!! Wow.. Simply superb.. A must try irrespective of the weather


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