Saturday, 6 September 2014

Onion Pakoda !


Pic updated on 20 Jun 2015
 Onion Pakoda.. a snack that is perfect for a weekend evening with a cup of tea. It is a quick and crispy snack that can be prepared in a jiffy to entertain guests at home or just to munch on a cold and rainy day. It goes well with coconut chutney / mint chutney or just tomato ketchup.







INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)

Engish
Tamil
Telugu
Quantity
Onion
Vengayam
Ullipaya
1 Big
Gram Dal Flour
Kadala Maavu
Senaga Pindi
3/4cup
Green Chillis
Pachai Milagai
Pachi Mirapakaya
2 Nos
Rice Flour
Arisi Maavu
Biyyam Pindi
3 tbsp
Ginger
Inji
Allam
1 piece
Mint
Pudina
Pudina
a fistful
Cilantro
Kothamalli
Kothimeera
Red Chilli Powder
Milagai Thool
Kara Podi
1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds
Sombu
Sompu
1/2 tsp
Asafoedita
Perungayam
Inguva
1/4 tsp
Salt
Uppu
Uppu
as needed
Oil
Ennai
Nune
For deep frying
Water
2 tbsp
STEPS
  • Slice the onion length wise. Chop some coriander, slit the green chillis and chop ginger. 
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with absolutely NO WATER. 
  • After mixing well leave it for 5 - 10 minutes. The onion will leave some water as salt is added. Now add just 1 - 2 tbsp water or just sprinkle some water and mix well. you can see the second picture for the consistency.
  • Now take some mixture in hand and spread it in hot oil. Let it cook for a couple of minutes. 
  • Then turn them around and see that it is evenly cooked.
  • Once it is golden brown , remove from oil and place it on a paper towel so that excess oil is absorbed. 
  • Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce. 
  • Adding more water will not give you crispy pakodas.. they become soft and also consume more oil when frying.
  • The mint and fennel seeds give a nice flavor. So better dont skip them.
  • You can also 1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds) for a unique flavor. In that case neglect fennel seeds.
Pic updated on 20 Jun 2015
With Love,




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