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Top 10 Pakoda Recipes, Pakora Recipes
Last Updated : Apr 19,2018
Top 10 Pakoda Recipes, Veg Indian Pakora Recipes
Pakodas are loved by all throughout the year, but they gain a special significance in the monsoon, which is in fact the perfect weather to enjoy crispy, steaming hot stuff right out of the kadhai! Just the warmth of the hot oil in the kadhai together with the aroma of spices can be soul-warming on a wet and cold day. A cozy weekend at home can become all the more special when evening tea is accompanied by pakodas made with love. Pakodas can add to the joy of chatting with teammates or huddling together with friends and watching a movie. Shed your inhibitions, wrap some hot pakodas in a paper cover, go out and share them with the kids in your neighbourhood, while you make paper boats for them! Indeed, pakodas are not just spicy, crunchy snacks; they are part-and-parcel of our monsoon culture and a trigger for childhood memories, of happy, carefree times!
We have put together a couple of our favourite pakodas and bhajiyas for you to enjoy. From the ever popular Moong Dal Pakoda, Peanut Pakoda and Banana Bhajiya to tongue-tickling ones like the Methi Pakoda and seasonal ones like the Yam Fritters and Kand Aloo Pakoda, we have given you a wide choice to pick from. Innovative recipes like the Khichdi Pakodas and the Rice and Peanut Pakoda also give you a chance to use up leftovers while surprising your family with delectable crispies.
Make sure you serve the pakodas piping hot with a cup of hot beverage and lots of love.
Top 10 Pakoda Recipes, Pakora Recipes
Hot, crunchy, spicy pakodas perfect for the monsoon! The Peanut Pakoda is made with a batter of besan, whole wheat flour and crushed peanuts along with chopped spinach and spice powders, in proportions that give it a wonderfully crispy texture and totally irresistible flavour.
Served with sweet chutney and green chutney, these Peanut Pakodas are like a dream come true, and the only reaction you can expect from your family and friends is: “More, Please!”
Serve with a cup of Elaichi Tea
A batter of soaked moong dal perked up with spices and green chillies results in a delicious deep-fried snack, which is partly crispy, partly soft and partly chewy too. The Moong Dal Pakoda, with its unique texture, is an all-time favourite ware sold by the roadside food vendors of Mumbai. Part of the magic is worked by the combination of chutneys that it is served with, so make sure you include them in your serving plans.
While traveling across the Punjab one comes across the one of the most delicious yet simple snack. . . The pakoda.
Pakodas can be made from nearly any vegetable be it spinach, onions, cauliflower, potatoes and even chilies by dipping them in a seasoned batter of besan and then deep-frying.
Pakodas taste best when eaten piping hot. Paneer makes great pakodas that melt in your mouth. Chutney is the perfect accompaniment to this wonderful snack that is sure to leave you, your family and guests licking their fingertips.
A perfect choice for a High Tea Party
. Serve along with crunchies like Herbed Sticks
, Jowar Til Nimki
, Soya and Til Crispies
or Baked Chaklis
A mixture of yam and besan perked up with peanuts, red chillies and onions is used to make scrumptious pakodas, which have a unique crunch brought about by the yam.
A teaspoon of fennel seeds along with coriander and curry leaves give the Yam Fritters a lip-smacking flavour and tantalising aroma. Just ensure that you make the pakodas as soon as you mix the ingredients, as the batter tends to get watery if left for long. The Suran Pakoda is perfect to serve as a tea-time snack
Pakodas don’t always have to be onion-based. Here is an irresistibly crunchy and excitingly flavoured pakoda made with cabbage.
Cabbage and coriander, held together with besan and spiced with chilli powder, make awesome pakodas, which taste great with green chutney. Serve the Cabbage Pakodas hot and fresh, with a cup of steaming tea
Do not add too much water while mixing the ingredients because cabbage will also slowly let out water if you have shredded it thinly. That, along with a tablespoon or two of water, is enough to bind the batter. If the batter becomes watery, the pakodas won’t be crunchy enough.
This video will help you understand the right consistency of the dough and the texture of the pakodas.
, Stuffed Methi Paneer Pakoda
, Stuffed Spinach Pakoda
also make a tasty accompaniment to a cup of hot tea or coffee.
Sometimes, bitterness is beautiful, and methi is a perfect example of this. Its mildly bitter taste and irresistible aroma unfailingly delight the palate, whether it is added to a subzi, roti
In this amazing recipe, which is a hot-seller at some of the roadside food stalls in Mumbai, methi is combined with besan and a couple of other apt ingredients to make crunchy, flavour-packed and aromatic Methi Pakodas.
This tongue-tickling treat is just perfect to have with a cup of hot tea in the evening. Enjoy other nice snacks like Yam Fritters
and Bread Fritters
Crispy and flavourful pakodas made of yam, potatoes and crushed peanuts, the Kand Aloo Pakoda is good company for a cup of hot masala chai on a cold winter’s day.
The peanuts not only add an exciting flavour to these yam pakodas, they also make the texture more cheery. The best part is that this tasty treat can be enjoyed in fasting days as well.
Well, nobody would ever be able to guess that this delicacy is made from leftover khichdi! So crispy outside and so delectably chewy inside, this flavourful treat is made by reinforcing moong dal khichdi with besan and a few aroma and flavour enhancers like sesame seeds and coriander, shaping this ‘dough’ into balls and deep-frying till crisp. The besan helps the khichdi dough stay together and cook uniformly, while the remaining ingredients add to its taste. Serve these Khichdi Pakodas hot and fresh with green chutney, or when you are in a hurry, just a squirt of tomato ketchup.
Pakodas without besan? Just try the Rice and Peanut Pakoda and you will fall in love with it! A mix of cooked rice, crunchy peanuts and coconut bound together with rice flour and enhanced with flavour-givers like green chilli paste, coriander and lemon juice, are used to make crisp and spicy pakodas that one simply cannot resist.
Kela Bhajia is a traditional snack, which has been acclaimed as the perfect tea-time
accompaniment by several generations of Indians! Much-loved across the nation, this scrumptious snack is made by deep-frying batter-coated banana slices.
Simple ingredients like chilli powder and asafoetida added to the besan batter give these Banana Bhajiyas a lovely flavour that delights your taste buds. Enjoy the bhajiyas hot and crisp, as soon as you drain the excess oil.
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