Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monsoon special :)!!!

Hello!!! I am back from Chennai :) !!! Two weeks of non stop fun and now I am back in my kitchen.
When I reached Chennai there was no trace of laila (the storm that hit chennai jus few days before I reached) and I was really disappointed..
After about a week of scorching sun, rain came from nowhere and overnight the weather changed. Chennai is at its best during the rains (not talkin about the roads) . All you feel like doing is sit beside the window and watch the rain. And ya I love to munch ;) !!! Snacks like pakodas are reserved for such days:)
Love the crisp, hot onion pakodas. Here is the recipe....

serves 2

  • Gram flour          1 cup
  • Rice flour           1/2 cup
  • Onion                1 large (chopped fine, length wise)
  • Green chilli         3 or 4 finely chopped (add more if u want it 2 be spicy)
  • Ginger                1 piece finely chopped 
  • Oil                      1 tbs plus for frying
  • Salt                    
  • Curry leaves 
  • Water
  • Baking soda (optional)

  1.  Chop the onion into fine strips and add little salt, ginger, chilli, curry leaves and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl mix gram flour, rice flour , salt and baking powder.
  3. Add 1 to 2 tablespoon of oil to it make a coarse mixture.
  4. To this now add the onion sprinkle some water and knead to get a coarse mixture (donot add to much water,  just sprinkle to make all the ingredients come together and form dumplings ).
  5. Deep fry in oil.
  6. Serve hot.


  1. My favourite after samosa !!! :)

  2. oops how did i miss this one?? nyways let this be my first try out of aishu's cacography!!Will let u know the outcome in a few days!!