Saturday, 9 February 2013

Medhu Pakoda/ Pakora

Medhu pakoda's are excellent evening snacks served with coffee or tea.  

Here's how to make it with step by step photos...


Kadalai Maavu                      2 cups
Rice flour                               1 cup
Chilli powder                         1 tsp
Greenchillies                         2 or 3 nos
Small onion                           1 finely chopped(optional)  
Curry leaves                          2 or 3 leaves
Blackpepper                          1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds                                     1/2 tsp
Cashewnuts                          6 nos (chopped)
Ghee                                      4 to 5 tsp
Bakingpowder                     1/4 tsp
Salt                                        as required
Oil                                          to fry
Water                                   to make dough


Mix kadalai Maavu(bengalgram flour), rice flour, salt, chilli powder,cumin and coarsely pounded black pepper and keep it aside.

In a wide vessel mix ghee and sodium- bi- carb, agitate with fingers to make milky frothy paste.Now add the dry flour mix to the ghee paste, mix thoroughly so that soda and ghee mix uniformly.

Now add green chillies,onions, curry leaves. Mix them well.

Make four equal portions, Now add little water to make dough(make sure not to add more water). Make small balls, insert small peice of cashew nut in each pakoda urundai.
Fry the pakodas till golden brown. Now yummy crispy MedhuPakoda's are ready to be served.

Thanks for looking at this recipe, try it out and post your comments.

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  1. Wow.. Thanks for linking this recipe to my event and using the logo. Expecting more recipes from you

  2. Thank you for the lovely and tasty entries at my event. Waiting for more

  3. wow that is so delicious and so perfect!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  4. methu pakoda looks tempting, I also often prepare during ramadan time,

  5. Delicious pakoda...............tempting me!


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