Wednesday, November 19, 2008

CRISPY ONION PAKODA

Pakodas are fried dish and and we can have them as snack at coffee time or we can have them along with lunch or it can be served as starter at the party time. Crispy Onion Pakodas are tasty bites and easy to prepare.

Things Needed :

Onion : 2 to 3 ( Medium size )
Besan or Channa Powder : 1 Cup
Rice Powder : 1/4 cup
Green chilly : 3 to 4
Jeera or cumin seeds : 1/4 tea spoon'
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves.
Coriander leaves.
Salt : to taste.
Oil : 1 cup (For frying the fritters)


Method :

1. Cut onions , green chillies and curry leaves in to small pieces.



. Take a big bowl and mix cut onions, green chillies , curry leaves, besan , rice powder, salt and cumin seeds. Mix it nicely. Do not add any water.

3. Heat 2 table spoons of oil in a pan and add it to the onion besan mixture. Mix it nicely when it cools down.

4. Now keep a frying pan on the fire and pour oil and heat.

5. Take a handful of pakoda dough and leave it as small balls. Let it fry on both sides.

6. Remove from the oil and put it on a kitchen tissue. Pakodas are ready to serve.
7. Serve with a cup of coffee/tea or have it whenever you want it.

Note :

Do not add water at first. Mix all the ingredients nicely with hot oil and leave if for 2 to 3 minutes. Then mix it nicely. Cut onions provide the moisture. If required add water. (Little by little). Adding garlic to the dough is optional. Add just 2 Tablespoons of oil while mixing. (Heat it and then add). It helps to get the fritters crispy. Adding more chilly is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 

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