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....


INGREDIENTS
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.

4 comments:

  1. My favourite after samosa !!! :)

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  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!!

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