Monday, January 24, 2011

Assorted Pakoda

This is something which I am sure is liked by one and all. Its great when its raining or the weather is cold. Have it with hot cup of tea or coffee..
The recipe is about various varieties of Pakodas that I made one cold Evening..

3 medium sized onions
Assorted Pakodas
2 medium sized potatoes
8-9 cauliflower florets
8-9 green chillies (big ones)
3 bread slices

For the Besan:
4 tbsp Besan
salt to taste
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp Amchur
1 tsp ginger paste
2 green chillies (chopped)
Coriander Leaves
Oil to fry

For the Besan Mixture:

  • Take a bowl, add in the besan + green chillies + ginger paste + salt + cumin powder + coriander powder + garam masala powder + amchur + red chilly powder + coriander.
  • Mix it all well.
  • Now add in water according to the consistency you want for the pakodas. it has to be slightly thick.
For the Pakodas:

  • Cut the onions into rings. Sprinkle salt and red chilly powder over it and mix it well. keep it aside.
  • Cut the potatoes in round shape. sprinkle salt and red chilly powder. keep it aside.
  • Take the cauliflower florets, Sprinkle salt and red chilly pwoder. keep it aside.
  • Take the green chillies, split it open. sprinkle salt and red chilly powder over it. keep it aside.
  • Cut the bread slices into 4 halves.
  • Heat oil in kadhai for deep frying the pakodas.
  • Now take the besan mixture, dip the onions ring and fry till it turns to a darker shade.
  • Keep it on a tissue paper to remove the excess oil.
  • After this, take the potatoes, dip it in the besan mixture, and fry till the potatoes are well cooked. 
  • Repeat the same with bread slices and green chillies.
  • For the Cauliflower, dip it in the besan mixture and fry it.
  • When it is half cooked, remove it from the Kadahi, Press the pakodas with a spoon.
  • Again fry it.
  • All the pakodas are cooked.
  • Serve hot with ketchup and coriander chutney.

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