Friday, February 20, 2009

Crispy Onion Pakoda ~ a winter treat!

The weather last week had suddenly turned bad and it started raining all through the day. The temperature too came down to 2 C and we both were craving for some spicy snack to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee. 
Here is what's needed:
2 big Onions sliced
1 tsp Coriander seeds roasted slightly and crushed coarsely
1 small bunch of Coriander leaves chopped fine
2 tbsp Rice flour
Chickpea flour (Besan) as needed
Salt and Chilli powder to taste
Oil to deep fry
Procedure:
1) In a vessel add onions, crushed coriander seeds, chopped coriander leaves, salt and chilli powder. Mix well with hand.
2) Add rice flour and chickpea flour (add enough to cover all the pieces of Onion). Mix well. Keep it for five minutes. When salt is added onions release its juice. Use the same to make the batter. If needed you can add little water so as to cover the onions with flour evenly. The mixture should not turn watery but should be semi-dry.
3) Heat oil. Do not bring it to smoking hot. Drop in spoonful of batter and fry till golden and crispy on medium flame.
Serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

21 comments:

Varsha Vipins said...

Rain n Pakoda's ..what a divine combo..!!gal,ur pic made me drool..Enjoy the weekend..:)

Cham said...

I Just made pakoda for dinner side dish! Looks yum!

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely Pakodas UJ....very tempting...Perfect treat for a rainy day.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

pakodas indeed look very crispy..yumm yumm

Madhu said...

Its been ages since i made them. Just drooling over the pics..Rain, pakoda and coffee I want some..

Dershana said...

the picture looks so yum! it's been a very long time since i made pakodas 'cause of the deep frying involved. but this is quite a tempt!

sowmya said...

looks very crispy and yumm

srikars kitchen said...

Looks very crispy & yummy...

Valarmathi said...

Looks perfect and crispy

Kitchen Flavours said...

My favourite....Looks yum...

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect and perfect.Looks too good

Superchef said...

now..thats defenitely a winter treat!!

Yasmeen said...

Perfect snack on a rainy cold day:)

Ashwini said...

Pakodas perfect any time of the day..

DEESHA said...

looks delicious .. I always love them during rains

DEESHA said...

looks delicious .. I always love them during rains

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav. Looks so good. I make it little bit different(in spices).YUM!

Uj said...

Thank you girls :)

Sukanya,
Do post your method too dear :)

Raaga said...

I love piyava baje...http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/01/piyava-baje-onion-fritters.html

Vani said...

Perfect winter snack, Uj! Loved your capsicum curry amchistyle :)

SriLekha said...

aaha! mouthwatering!