Sunday, August 1, 2010


Green trees,blue sky, a small bridge under which  a tiny water canal,this is the picture I daily see from my balcony when I wake up in the morning , which  gives me very  fresh start for the day.Today it is raining since  morning and i want to have something hot and crunchy, with my afternoon tea.So I decided to prepare pakodi.I know it is all time favorite snack for many people.The recipe that i am going to tell makes use of corn folur and besan(Chana dal flour).For gatti pakodi, which can be generally stored for 3-4 days(This is what you get  in sweet shops) you should use very less water.If you use more water the pakodis will be soft and have to be consumed on the same day.

Chana dal Flour-1 cup
Corn flour-1/2 cup
Curry leaves-Few
Salt as per taste
Chilli powder as per taste
Baking powder-1/2 tsp
Onion-1 big
Oil for deep frying

1) Cut the onion into thin slices longitudinally.
2)Mix  all the ingredients except onion thoroughly.
3)Now add the onion and combine till you have crumbly texture.
4)Add 2-3 table spoons of water and mix till it forms a hard batter.Don't add much water.
5)Heat oil in a deep pan.The oil should be piping hot.
6)Now drop this batter into oil with the help of your fingers.Don't drop them as big lumps
7)Reduce heat to medium,deep fry till they turn golden brown on all sides.Use a ladle to turn them.
8)Remove them on to absorbent paper.After cooling completely store them in air tight container.

Use of corn flour gives a very good taste to these. You can also use 3/4 cup corn flour and 3/4 cup chana dal flour if you don't prefer chana dal flour

1 comment:

EC said...

Perfect for a rainy day..looks yumm..pls mail me a intro of ur blog and yourself to to be a part of budding bloggers