IntroductionPakoda or pakora is a famous spicy snack in Kerala. Everyone would love to have this with their evening tea and is even very simple to prepare at your home itself. "Pakora" is a Sanskrit word and is derived from the name "pakvavata" - the break up being 'pakva' = 'cooked' and 'vata' = 'a small lump'. Vataka can also used to describe it as 'a round cake made of pulse fried in ghee'. Pakodas are available Follow the below given steps and you will end up with a tasty and yummy evening snack. Now its all yours, hop into the kitchen and start preparing your husband's or children's favourite spicy snack 'pakoda'.
Ingredients 1) Bengal gram flour - 115 gm
2) Rice flour - 30 gm
3) Salt - to taste
4) Onion - 50 gm
5) Green chillies - 3 or 4
6) Cashew nuts - 30 gm
7) Soda bi-carbonate - a pinch
8) Curry leaves - a few
9) Fat - a few
10) Oil - for frying
How to prepare First make sure all the ingredients are available for you in front and set yourself to start the dish. Chop onion, chillies, and curry leaves to form sufficiently fine pieces and add salt along with soda bi-carbonate to it. Now mix all the above contents together sufficiently. Also mix gram and rice flour along with the above and add melted fat.
Now add all the ingredients and mix them to a thick butter adding enough water. Heat up the oil and pour spoon full of butter into the hot oil. Pour the content having with sufficient amount and allow the pakoda to fry deep until a golden brown colour is obtained. Drain all the oil on a paper and serve it hot.
ConclusionPakoda is one among the famous recipes seen all across India. In South India it is rather referred as 'bajji'. There are many different bajji varieties like egg bajji, chilli bajji, onion bajji, potato bajji, fish bajji, meat bajji, prawn bajji, and much more. It is very difficult to prepare prawn pakodas. These pakodas are served along with some chutneys or salads. The vegetables are washed thoroughly and each slices are dipped into gram flour to fry it deep. Having some hot and crispy pakodas as a cold evening snack is like heaven for people. If needed you can add lemon juice to make it yum yum.
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