Thursday, August 05, 2010

Spring Onion Pakoda and Brinjal Pakodas Etc.

Weekend treats: Spring Onion Pakodas, Brinjal Pakoda, Hot and sour Knorr soup and Fruit salad

That Sunday 3 idiots was being run on TV and I had planned to watch it. It meant that without spending much time in the kitchen churn out a tasty and fun meal. It's been gloomy in Blr for many weeks now with the sun peeping out only once in awhile. Thus giving rise to cravings and planned indulgences, with a bunch of spring onions on hand I caved in.

These spring onion pakodas turn out like savory cookies in texture. May be because the besan is not smooth here in Blr., it has slight texture.

I made green chutney to go with the pakodas and served ketchup too along with it.

Spring Onion Pakodas

Ingredients

1 bunch spring onions (8-9 small bulbs and sprigs)
3/4 to 1 cup besan/ chickpea flour
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
salt to taste

Oil to fry

Clean and cut spring onions into 12 inch lengths. wash thoroughly. Drain the washed spring onions on a mesh. Then in a bowl mix together all the ingredients with just a few drops of water. It should be airy dough like consistency.

Heat oil. Test it by dropping a bit of the dough in the hot oil. If it rises up slowly, the oil is ready for frying. Now pinch out small pieces from the dough and drop in the oil. Fry till golden and crisp.

Enjoy them hot.

I also made Brinjal Pakodas.


Ingredients

3-4 small brinjals
3/4 to 1 cup besan
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
salt to taste


Oil to fry

In a bowl make a batter of besan and the spices. Wash, clean and decap the brinjals. Slice on a mandolin. Dip the slices in the besan batter and deep fry in oil till crisp.

The two pakodas taste completely different and have unique texture. The spring onions pakodas are crisp and crumbly like a cookie as mentioned above while the brinjal pakodas are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside when hot.

To complete the meal as well as to balance it out I had made hot and sour soup from Knorr and mix fruit salad of banana, apples and pomegranate arils.

When you eat rich fried food balance out with equal proportions of raw food is my Mantra. I had a happy Dad that day! If ketchup kid is happy I am happy.

6 comments:

  1. hi Anjali ,
    pakodas looks really delicious ...the platter in which u serve the pakodas with chutney looks very tempting ...3 idots is my favorite me too ,what else would anyone want more,a super hit movie with yummy pakodas ....

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. Wonderful blog with yummy recipes!

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. Very nice crispy pakoda anjali.. i love it..

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  4. Oh same here. after savouring many a deep fried goodies now I have resorted to the baked ones. but you tempted me again...

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  5. Hi Satya, yeah 3 idiots is abt the Indian student and resonates the voice of many. Was checking out your site. You have a nice one.

    Kumudha keep visiting.

    Srividhya hot pakodas are so tempting isn't it?

    Sayantani...u r in good company :);)

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